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----------400 AM CDT Wed Sep 06 2017
...DEPRESSION BECOMES TROPICAL STORM KATIA...
 SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...22.1N 96.3W ABOUT 105 MI...165 KM E OF TAMPICO MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...ESE OR 110 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
A tropical storm watch could be required for portions of the Mexican state of Veracruz later today.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Katia was located near latitude 22.1 North, longitude 96.3 West. Katia is moving toward the east-southeast near 2 mph (4 km/h), and the system should gradually turn southeastward during the next 24 hours and continue moving in this general direction through Thursday.  A turn toward the southwest is forecast on Friday. On the forecast track, the center of Katia is expected to remain offshore of Mexico through Friday morning.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1000 AM CDT.
$$ Forecaster Roberts
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