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Aletta remains stationary

There is not too much new to say about Aletta but I thought that I should give an update. Aletta right now is a weak tropical storm with maximum sustained winds estimated at 45 mph and a minimum central pressure estimated at 1002 mb. Aletta has been generally drifting towards the north, and its general motion is expected to keep it off-shore. However, Aletta is not expected to change significantly in strength and does not pose a serious threat at this time.

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Track map

Both the infrared and visible satellite images are showing one area of deep convection with some moderately well defined banding features. However, the superb upper-level structure that was evident yesterday is greatly diminished.

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Infrared satellite

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Visible satellite

Often with tropical storms impacting Latin America, we often are worried about heavy rains sparking inland flooding and mud slides. However, a quick check of the radar from Acapulco is showing little in terms of heavy rain.

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Acapulco radar


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