At 1100 AM HST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Hector was located near latitude 16.5 North, longitude 155.3 West. Hector is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through Thursday, with a gradual turn toward the northwest expected Friday and Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Hector is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Slight weakening is forecast during the next couple of days.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km).
The Tropical Storm Warning for Hawaii County has been discontinued.
ABOUT 220 MI…355 KM S OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 370 MI…600 KM SSE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…115 MPH…185 KM/
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…959 MB…28.32 INCHES