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----------1000 AM CDT Sat Oct 20 2018
...WILLA BECOMES THE 21ST NAMED STORM OF THE EASTERN PACIFIC SEASON...
 SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...14.8N 105.7W ABOUT 305 MI...490 KM SSW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Willa was located near latitude 14.8 North, longitude 105.7 West.  Willa is moving toward the west near 9 mph (15 km/h).  A turn toward the northwest and then north at a slower forward speed is expected through Wednesday, keeping Willa well offshore of the coast of Mexico during that time.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.  Rapid strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Willa is expected to become a hurricane on Sunday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 400 PM CDT.
$$ Forecaster Berg
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