702  
WTPA31 PHFO 131442  
TCPCP1  
 
BULLETIN  
TROPICAL STORM HECTOR ADVISORY NUMBER 53  
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI EP102018  
500 AM HST MON AUG 13 2018  
 
...WEAKENING HECTOR CROSSES THE INTERNATIONAL DATELINE INTO THE  
NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC...  
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION  
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LOCATION...25.3N 179.8E  
ABOUT 250 MI...400 KM SW OF MIDWAY ISLAND  
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H  
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H  
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES  
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS  
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THERE ARE COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.  
 
 
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK  
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AT 500 AM HST (1500 UTC), THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HECTOR WAS  
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.3 NORTH, LONGITUDE 179.8 WEST. HECTOR IS  
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 17 MPH (28 KM/H), AND THIS  
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF  
DAYS.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH (85 KM/H) WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  
SOME ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT TWO DAYS.  
 
TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 90 MILES (150 KM)  
FROM THE CENTER.  
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1001 MB (29.56 INCHES).  
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND  
----------------------  
SURF: SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST SWELLS GENERATED BY HECTOR WILL CONTINUE  
TO PRODUCE ELEVATED SEAS, WITH LARGE BREAKING WAVES AND STRONG  
CURRENTS THIS MORNING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN  
ISLANDS, ESPECIALLY IN THE VICINITY OF MIDWAY ATOLL AND KURE ATOLL.  
THESE SWELLS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE LATER TODAY.  
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY  
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THIS WILL BE THE FINAL ADVISORY FROM THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE  
CENTER ON THIS SYSTEM. THE NEXT BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED BY RSMC  
TOKYO JAPAN. FOR U.S. INTERESTS, SEE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WARNINGS  
ISSUED BY THE JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER IN HONOLULU, HAWAII.  
 

 
FORECASTER HOUSTON  
 
 
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