Hector continues westward movement, Tropical Storm Watch in effect for Hi Island

At 1100 AM HST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Hector was located near latitude 15.2 North, longitude 143.1 West. Hector is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, Hector is expected to pass roughly 150 miles south of the Big Island of Hawaii on Wednesday.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for…
* Hawaii County
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
* A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Hawaii County
 
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area within 48 hours.

 Maximum sustained winds are near 155 mph (250 km/h) with higher gusts.  Hector is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

 Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Hector are expected to reach southeast
and east facing shores of the Big Island and eastern Maui during
the next day, likely becoming large by late Tuesday and Wednesday.
 
WIND:  Tropical storm force winds are possible across Hawaii
County on Wednesday.

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…15.2N 143.1W
ABOUT 850 MI…1365 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 1055 MI…1700 KM ESE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…155 MPH…250 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…936 MB…27.64 INCHES