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----------900 AM MDT Fri Jun 08 2018
...ALETTA CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN... ...NOW A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...
 SUMMARY OF 900 AM MDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...15.8N 111.2W ABOUT 505 MI...815 KM WSW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO ABOUT 210 MI...335 KM S OF SOCORRO ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...943 MB...27.85 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 900 AM MDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Aletta was located near latitude 15.8 North, longitude 111.2 West.  Aletta is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h), and a west-northwest to northwest heading at about the same forward speed is expected through Saturday.  On Sunday, the hurricane is forecast to begin a gradual turn toward the west.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher gusts.  Aletta is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Fluctuations in intensity are likely for the next 24 hours, and some additional strengthening is possible during that time.  The hurricane is forecast to rapidly weaken over the weekend and will likely become 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 943 mb (27.85 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 PM MDT.
$$ Forecaster Zelinsky
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