Hurricane Lester Moving Away From Hawaii

At 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lester was located near latitude 20.5 North, longitude 151.0 West.

Lester3Lester is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue through Saturday night with a gradual turn toward the northwest expected on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 inches).

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