TCPEP3 04:51:25.9252

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----------200 AM PDT Fri Aug 10 2018
...KRISTY REMAINS JUST BELOW HURRICANE STRENGTH...
 SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.2N 129.8W ABOUT 1325 MI...2135 KM W OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...991 MB...29.27 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Kristy was located near latitude 18.2 North, longitude 129.8 West. Kristy is moving toward the north-northeast near 9 mph (15 km/h).  A turn toward the north-northeast is expected later today, followed by a turn back to the north with a decrease in forward speed on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts.  While little change in strength is expected today, there is still a chance that Kristy could become briefly become a hurricane this morning.  Gradual weakening is expected to begin by tonight and continue through the weekend.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 991 mb (29.27 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.
$$ Forecaster Beven
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