516  
WTPZ35 KNHC 060232  
TCPEP5  
 
BULLETIN  
HURRICANE HECTOR ADVISORY NUMBER 23  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP102018  
800 PM PDT SUN AUG 05 2018  
 
...HECTOR ABOUT TO CROSS INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN AS A  
CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...  
 
SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION  
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LOCATION...14.7N 139.2W  
ABOUT 1130 MI...1820 KM ESE OF SOUTH POINT HAWAII  
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H  
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H  
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...947 MB...27.97 INCHES  
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS  
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.  
 
INTERESTS IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF  
HECTOR.  
 
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK  
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AT 800 PM PDT (0300 UTC), THE CENTER OF HURRICANE HECTOR WAS LOCATED  
NEAR LATITUDE 14.7 NORTH, LONGITUDE 139.2 WEST. HECTOR IS MOVING  
TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 14 MPH (22 KM/H). A MOTION TOWARD THE  
WEST-NORTHWEST AT AN INCREASED FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED THROUGH  
MONDAY NIGHT, FOLLOWED BY A WESTWARD MOTION TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.  
ON THE FORECAST TRACK, HECTOR WILL CROSS INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC  
BASIN DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 140 MPH (220 KM/H) WITH HIGHER  
GUSTS. HECTOR IS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON  
HURRICANE WIND SCALE. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE EXPECTED  
TONIGHT AND MONDAY. AFTER THAT, GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST  
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.  
 
HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES (45 KM) FROM THE  
CENTER AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES  
(165 KM).  
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 947 MB (27.97 INCHES).  
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND  
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NONE.  
 
NEXT ADVISORY  
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THIS IS THE LAST PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE  
CENTER ON HECTOR. FUTURE INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM CAN BE FOUND IN  
PUBLIC ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER  
BEGINNING AT 11 PM HST, UNDER AWIPS HEADER HFOTCPCP1, WMO HEADER  
WTPA31 PHFO, AND ON THE WEB AT HTTP://WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/CPHC.  
 

 
FORECASTER BEVEN  
 
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