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HSFEP2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1630 UTC TUE AUG 30 2016

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

PAN PAN

E PACIFIC FROM THE EQUATOR TO 30N E OF 140W AND 03.4S TO THE
EQUATOR E OF 120W

SYNOPSIS VALID 1200 UTC TUE AUG 30.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC WED AUG 31.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC THU SEP 01.

.WARNINGS.

...HURRICANE WARNING...
.HURRICANE LESTER NEAR 18.1N 134.4W 961 MB AT 1500 UTC AUG 30
MOVING W OR 270 DEG AT 12 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 105 KT
GUSTS 130 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN 80 NM N
SEMICIRCLE...70 NM SE AND 60 NM SW QUADRANTS. SEAS 12 FT OR
GREATER WITHIN 240 NM N SEMICIRCLE...120 NM SE AND 180 NM SW
QUADRANTS WITH SEAS TO 40 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 150 NM OF CENTER
WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS TO 11 FT. REMAINDER WATERS WITHIN 420 NM
OF CENTER WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 10 FT PRIMARILY IN MIXED
SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE LESTER NEAR 18.1N 138.3W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 90 KT GUSTS 110 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
WITHIN 100 NM NE...80 NM SE...70 NM SW AND 90 NM NW QUADRANTS.
WINDS 20 TO 33 KT AND SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 150 NM SE AND
270 NM NW SEMICIRCLES WITH SEAS TO 36 FT. REMAINDER OF FORECAST
WATERS FROM 12N TO 27N W OF 134W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 10
FT PRIMARILY IN MIXED SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE LESTER NEAR 18.5N 142.8W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 80 KT GUSTS 100 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
WITHIN 110 NM NE...90 NM SE...80 NM SW AND 100 NM NW QUADRANTS.
WINDS 20 TO 33 KT AND SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 150 NM SE AND
270 NM NW SEMICIRCLES WITH SEAS TO 34 FT. OVER FORECAST WATERS
FROM 15N TO 26N W OF 136W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT
PRIMARILY IN MIXED SWELL.
.72 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE LESTER NEAR 19.8N 147.2W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 75 KT GUSTS 90 KT.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK...USE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY...ERRORS MAY BE LARGE.
.96 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE LESTER NEAR 21.4N 152.4W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 65 KT GUSTS 80 KT.
.120 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM LESTER NEAR 23.4N 157.6W.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 60 KT GUSTS 75 KT.

FORECAST WINDS IN AND NEAR ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES SHOULD BE
USED WITH CAUTION DUE TO UNCERTAINTY IN FORECAST TRACK...SIZE
AND INTENSITY.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.FROM 08N TO 12N BETWEEN 96W AND 111W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS
TO 9 FT IN SW SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 07N TO 11N BETWEEN 94W AND 104W WINDS 20
KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 8 FT IN SW SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 06N TO 08N BETWEEN 83W AND 93W WINDS 20
KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 8 FT IN SW SWELL.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

CONVECTION VALID AT 1500 UTC TUE AUG 30...

.HURRICANE LESTER...NUMEROUS STRONG WITHIN 60 NM E AND 45 NM W
SEMICIRCLES OF CENTER. SCATTERED MODERATE ISOLATED STRONG
ELSEWHERE WITHIN 90 NM E AND 120 NM W SEMICIRCLES OF CENTER.

.INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
MONSOON TROUGH AXIS EXTENDS FROM 09N78W TO 09N84W TO 13N100W TO
09N115W TO 14N127W. SCATTERED MODERATE ISOLATED STRONG WITHIN
180 NM OF LINE FROM 05N77W TO 17N107W. ISOLATED MODERATE TO
STRONG FROM 07N TO 15N BETWEEN 107W AND 127W AND WITHIN 60 NM OF
LINE FROM 11N130W TO 11N140W.

$$
.FORECASTER NELSON. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.



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