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----------1200 AM MDT Fri Jun 08 2018
...ALETTA CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY INTENSIFY, NOW A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE...
 SUMMARY OF 1200 AM MDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...15.6N 110.5W ABOUT 470 MI...760 KM WSW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO ABOUT 225 MI...360 KM S OF SOCORRO ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...957 MB...28.26 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 1200 AM MDT (0600 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Aletta was located near latitude 15.6 North, longitude 110.5 West. Aletta is moving toward the 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 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts.  Aletta is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Additional strengthening is expected through the day today.  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 957 mb (28.26 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 later today 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 Blake
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