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----------300 AM MDT Fri Jun 08 2018
...ALETTA COULD BECOME A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE LATER TODAY...
 SUMMARY OF 300 AM MDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...15.8N 110.7W ABOUT 475 MI...765 KM WSW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO ABOUT 210 MI...335 KM S OF SOCORRO ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 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 300 AM MDT (0900 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Aletta was located near latitude 15.8 North, longitude 110.7 West. Aletta is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h) and a slow west-northwestward to northwestward motion is expected for the next few days.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts.  Aletta is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  The hurricane could intensify to category 4 status later today before significant weakening begins this weekend.  Aletta is forecast to decay into a tropical storm by late Sunday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 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 900 AM MDT.
$$ Forecaster Blake
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