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----------300 PM MDT Fri Jun 08 2018
...ALETTA STILL AT CATEGORY 4 INTENSITY...
 SUMMARY OF 300 PM MDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...16.0N 111.7W ABOUT 530 MI...850 KM WSW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO ABOUT 200 MI...320 KM SSW OF SOCORRO ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 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 300 PM MDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Aletta was located near latitude 16.0 North, longitude 111.7 West. Aletta is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h).  A west-northwestward or northwestward motion is expected through Sunday, followed by a turn toward the west on Monday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher gusts.  Aletta is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  A weakening trend is expected to begin on Saturday, and Aletta 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 900 PM MDT.
$$ Forecaster Pasch
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