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Tropical Storm GASTON


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
TROPICAL STORM GASTON DISCUSSION NUMBER   8
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM EDT SUN AUG 29 2004
 
GASTON MADE LANDFALL JUST WEST OF MCCLELLANVILLE SOUTH CAROLINA
AROUND 14Z.  WSR-88D VELOCITY DATA INDICATED THAT IT WAS JUST BELOW
HURRICANE STRENGTH AT LANDFALL.  THE SYSTEM WOULD VERY LIKELY HAVE
BECOME A HURRICANE IF IT HAD A FEW MORE HOURS OVER WATER.  THE
STORM SHOULD STEADILY WEAKEN NOW THAT THE CENTER IS INLAND...BUT IT
STILL HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE SOME LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS AND AN
ISOLATED TORNADO.
 
INITIAL MOTION IS NORTH AT 7 KT.  A GRADUAL BEND TO THE RIGHT...WITH
ACCELERATION...IS FORECAST AS GASTON BECOMES INFLUENCED BY THE FLOW
TO THE SOUTHEAST OF A MID-TROPOSPHERIC TROUGH IN THE VICINITY OF
THE GREAT LAKES.  BY 72 HOURS GASTON SHOULD HAVE LOST TROPICAL
CHARACTERISTICS...AND IT IS EXPECTED BE ABSORBED BY A FRONTAL
SYSTEM SHORTLY THEREAFTER.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS
 
INITIAL      29/1500Z 33.2N  79.5W    50 KT
 12HR VT     30/0000Z 34.3N  79.5W    40 KT...INLAND
 24HR VT     30/1200Z 35.9N  78.8W    30 KT...INLAND
 36HR VT     31/0000Z 37.7N  77.2W    30 KT...INLAND
 48HR VT     31/1200Z 39.8N  74.0W    30 KT...OVER WATER
 72HR VT     01/1200Z 44.5N  64.0W    30 KT...EXTRATROPICAL
 96HR VT     02/1200Z...ABSORBED INTO FRONTAL SYSTEM
 
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