Hurricane Lester No Longer Strong Threat to Hawaii Islands

At 1100 PM HST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lester was located by U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft near near latitude 21.2 North, longitude 152.4 West.


Lester is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 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 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 982 mb (29.00 inches).


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