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----------900 PM MDT Thu Jun 07 2018
...ALETTA RAPIDLY INTENSIFIES TO A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE...
 SUMMARY OF 900 PM MDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...15.6N 110.3W ABOUT 460 MI...740 KM WSW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO ABOUT 225 MI...365 KM SSE OF SOCORRO ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...973 MB...28.74 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 900 PM MDT (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Aletta was located near latitude 15.6 North, longitude 110.3 West.  Aletta is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h).  A west-northwestward or northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected through the weekend.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is expected through Friday.  Weakening is forecast to begin by Saturday, with Aletta likely weakening to a tropical storm on Sunday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- SURF:  Swells generated by Aletta will begin to affect portions of the coast of west-central mainland Mexico and the west coast of Baja California Sur on Friday and will continue through the weekend.  These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather office.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 300 AM MDT.
$$ Forecaster Berg
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