Tropical Storm Madeline / Hurricane Lester 5pm update

TSMadelineAug28_5pmTropical Storm Madeline

At 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Madeline was located near latitude 17.4 North, longitude 143.1 West. Madeline is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 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 tonight and Monday before beginning to weaken on 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 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lester was located near latitude 17.9 North, longitude 126.4 West. Lester is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue during the next two days.

Maximum sustained winds are 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).

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