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----------700 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018
...TARA STRENGTHENS SOME MORE... ...BANDS OF HEAVY RAIN SWIPING THE COASTS OF MICHOACAN, COLIMA, AND JALISCO...
 SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.1N 104.5W ABOUT 65 MI...100 KM SSW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
None.
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 700 PM CDT (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Tara was located near latitude 18.1 North, longitude 104.5 West.  Tara is moving toward the northwest near 2 mph (4 km/h).  A motion toward the northwest or west-northwest is expected during the next day or so, although the tropical storm could become stationary at times.  A slightly faster westward motion is forecast to begin after mid-week.  On the forecast track, the center of Tara is expected 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 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 998 mb (29.47 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- RAINFALL:  Tara is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 12 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 area by tonight or Tuesday.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1000 PM CDT.
$$ Forecaster Berg
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