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----------300 AM MDT Thu Sep 27 2018
...ROSA FORECAST TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE LATER TODAY OR FRIDAY...
 SUMMARY OF 300 AM MDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...17.1N 114.1W ABOUT 630 MI...1015 KM WSW OF PUERTO VALLARTA MEXICO ABOUT 485 MI...780 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...981 MB...28.97 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 Rosa was located near latitude 17.1 North, longitude 114.1 West. Rosa is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h).  This general motion is expected to continue today with a slower motion toward the west-northwest on Friday and toward the northwest on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts.  Rosa is forecast to become a major hurricane later today or early Friday.
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 981 mb (28.97 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 AM MDT.
$$ Forecaster Avila
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