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----------300 AM MDT Sat Jun 09 2018
...ALETTA WEAKENS TO CATEGORY 2 STRENGTH...
 SUMMARY OF 300 AM MDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...16.2N 112.7W ABOUT 495 MI...800 KM SSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA ABOUT 210 MI...340 KM SSW OF SOCORRO ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...967 MB...28.56 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 300 AM MDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Aletta was located near latitude 16.2 North, longitude 112.7 West. Aletta is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h). A west-northwest to northwest motion at a similar forward speed is expected through Sunday, followed by a slow westward motion on Monday and Monday night.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts.  Fast weakening is forecast during the next few days, and Aletta is expected to become a tropical storm by Saturday night.  Aletta will likely degenerate into a remnant low by late Monday.
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 967 mb (28.56 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- SURF:  Swells generated by Aletta will affect portions of the coast of west-central mainland Mexico and the west coast of Baja California Sur through the weekend.  Swells are expected to build even higher along these areas early next week due to another weather system to the east of Aletta.  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 Brown
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