Tropical Storm Madeline / Hurricane Lester 11am update (8/28)

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Tropical Storm Madeline

At 1100 AM HST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Madeline was located near latitude 16.9 North, longitude 141.9 West. Madeline is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Monday with a gradual turn toward the west Monday night and Tuesday.   Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Madeline is expected to strengthen a bit through Monday before beginning to weaken Monday night or Tuesday.   Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.   The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).

 

Hurricane Lester

 

At 11 AM HST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lester was located near latitude 17.8 North, longitude 124.7 West. Lester is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue during the next two days. Maximum sustained winds remain near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. No significant change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 979 mb (28.91 inches).