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Tropical Depression HECTOR Public Advisory Number 18

Issued at 200 PM PDT WED AUG 15 2012

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WTPZ33 KNHC 152034
TCPEP3
 
BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION HECTOR ADVISORY NUMBER  18
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP082012
200 PM PDT WED AUG 15 2012
 
...HECTOR WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.5N 115.0W
ABOUT 265 MI...425 KM W OF SOCORRO ISLAND
ABOUT 450 MI...720 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB...29.62 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION HECTOR
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 115.0 WEST. THE
DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/H.  A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT
36 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/H...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  CONTINUED WEAKENING IS FORECAST...AND HECTOR
COULD DEGENERATE INTO A REMNANT LOW BY FRIDAY.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1003 MB...29.62 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...800 PM PDT.
 
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FORECASTER BEVEN
 

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