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----------900 AM MDT Thu Jun 07 2018
...ALETTA CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN... ...LIKELY TO BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY...
 SUMMARY OF 900 AM MDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...14.9N 109.3W ABOUT 435 MI...700 KM SW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...991 MB...29.27 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 900 AM MDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Aletta was located near latitude 14.9 North, longitude 109.3 West.  Aletta is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through the weekend.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is likely over the next 24 to 48 hours, and Aletta is expected to become a hurricane later today.  Steady weakening is forecast to begin on Sunday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 991 mb (29.27 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 300 PM MDT.
$$ Forecaster Zelinsky
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