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----------400 AM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018
...DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO A TROPICAL STORM... ...HEAVY RAINS OCCURRING ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN MEXICO... ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR THE COAST OF SOUTHWESTERN MEXICO...
 SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...17.5N 104.2W ABOUT 105 MI...165 KM S OF MANZANILLO MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...STATIONARY MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB...29.62 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of Mexico has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the southwestern coast of Mexico from Punta San Telmo to Cabo Corrientes.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * Punta San Telmo to Cabo Corrientes
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Tara was located near latitude 17.5 North, longitude 104.2 West. Tara is stationary, and little overall motion is expected during the next day or so.  A slow westward motion is forecast to begin after mid-week.  On the forecast track, the center of Tara is forecast to remain near or just offshore of the southwestern coast of Mexico during the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- RAINFALL:  Tara is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches through Tuesday along the coastal sections of the Mexican states of Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco.  These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods.
WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch by tonight or Tuesday.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next intermediate advisory at 700 AM CDT. Next complete advisory at 1000 AM CDT.
$$ Forecaster Brown
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