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Tropical Storm HECTOR Public Advisory Number 16

Issued at 200 AM PDT WED AUG 15 2012

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WTPZ33 KNHC 150833
TCPEP3
 
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM HECTOR ADVISORY NUMBER  16
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP082012
200 AM PDT WED AUG 15 2012
 
...HECTOR MEANDERING...EXPECTED TO BEGIN MOVING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD
LATER TODAY...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.2N 115.2W
ABOUT 295 MI...480 KM WSW OF SOCORRO ISLAND
ABOUT 525 MI...840 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 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 AM PDT...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HECTOR WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 115.2 WEST.  HECTOR HAS
BEEN MEANDERING DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS...BUT THE STORM IS
EXPECTED TO BEGIN MOVING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD AT ABOUT 5 MPH...7
KM/H...LATER TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  WEAKENING IS FORECAST...AND HECTOR COULD BECOME A TROPICAL
DEPRESSION TONIGHT OR ON THURSDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 80 MILES...130 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...800 AM PDT.
 
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FORECASTER BERG
 

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