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Tropical Storm HECTOR Public Advisory Number 15

Issued at 800 PM PDT TUE AUG 14 2012

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WTPZ33 KNHC 150233
TCPEP3
 
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM HECTOR ADVISORY NUMBER  15
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP082012
800 PM PDT TUE AUG 14 2012
 
...HECTOR SLOWS DOWN...EXPECTED TO TURN NORTHWESTWARD OVERNIGHT...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.2N 115.1W
ABOUT 290 MI...470 KM WSW OF SOCORRO ISLAND
ABOUT 520 MI...835 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 260 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...999 MB...29.50 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 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HECTOR WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 115.1 WEST. HECTOR HAS
BEEN MOVING ERRATICALLY TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 2 MPH...4 KM/H.  A
NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS FORECAST TO BEGIN BY WEDNESDAY AND CONTINUE
THROUGH THURSDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST...AND HECTOR COULD BECOME A
TROPICAL DEPRESSION LATE WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 80 MILES...130 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 999 MB...29.50 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...200 AM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER BROWN
 

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