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WTPZ34 KNHC 181432
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Tropical Storm Mario Advisory Number   5
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP142019
900 AM MDT Wed Sep 18 2019

...MARIO STRENGTHENING...
...FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT...


SUMMARY OF 900 AM MDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.5N 111.0W
ABOUT 585 MI...940 KM S OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB...29.42 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 900 AM MDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Mario was
located near latitude 14.5 North, longitude 111.0 West. Mario is
moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h).  This motion is
expected to continue through tonight, with a decrease in forward
speed beginning on Thursday. Mario is expected to become nearly
stationary from early Friday through early Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph (100 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is expected and Mario
is forecast to become a hurricane by Thursday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 996 mb (29.42 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 300 PM MDT.

$$
Forecaster Brown