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----------300 PM MDT Wed Sep 26 2018
...ROSA CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY...
 SUMMARY OF 300 PM MDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...16.5N 112.2W ABOUT 545 MI...880 KM WSW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO ABOUT 465 MI...750 KM SSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB...29.15 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 Rosa was located near latitude 16.5 North, longitude 112.2 West. Rosa is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h), and this general motion is forecast to continue through Friday.  A northwestward turn followed by a turn toward the north is forecast over the weekend.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts, and rapid strengthening is forecast to continue through tonight.  Afterward, further strengthening is expected at a slower rate Thursday and Friday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 987 mb (29.15 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- SURF:  Swells generated by Rosa will affect portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico and the southern Baja California Peninsula late this week and over 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 Roberts
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