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Tropical Storm GASTON


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
TROPICAL STORM GASTON DISCUSSION NUMBER  14
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EDT MON AUG 30 2004
 
SURFACE OBASREVATIONS INDICATE GASTON HAS REGAINED TROPICAL STORM
STRNGTH...OVER WATER EAST OF THE DELMARVA AND SOUTHEAST OF THE
MOUTH OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. THE CHESAPEAKE LIGHT C-MAN STATION HAS
REPORTED 10-MINUTE SUSTAINED WINDS OF 43 KT WITH GUTS TO 49 KT AT
42 METERS ABOVE THE WATER. SHIP H9YY ALSO REPORTED A SUSTAINED WIND
OF 36 KT AT 00Z ABOUT 35 NMI SOUTHEAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY. ALL OF THESE WIND REPORTS WERE FROM THE SOUTH OR
SOUTHEAST INDICATING THAT NO TROPICAL STORMN FORCE WINDS WERE BEING
REPORTED OVER LAND.

THE INITIAL MOTION IS 050/16. GASTON IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY
ACCELERATE NORTHEASTWARD AND REMAIN OFFSHORE THE U.S. NORTHEAST
COAST ONCE IT CLEARS THE DELMARVA PENINSULA IN ANOTHER 3 HOURS OR
SO. AFTER PASSING OVER COLDER WATER IN ABOUT 12-18 HOURS...GRADUAL
TRANSITION TO AN EXTRATROPICAL LOW/GALE AREA IS EXPECTED.

EVEN THOUGH GASTON IS A TROPCIAL STORM...THE TROPICAL STORM FORCE
WIND ARE OCCURING IN A SMALL AREA WELL TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE
CENTER OVER ATLANTIC WATERS. THEREFORE...COASTAL TROPICAL STORM
WARNINGS ARE NOT BEING ISSUED...ALTHOUGH GASTON WILL BE A THREAT TO
MARINE INTERESTS.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS
 
INITIAL      31/0300Z 37.7N  75.8W    35 KT
 12HR VT     31/1200Z 39.3N  73.4W    35 KT
 24HR VT     01/0000Z 41.6N  66.9W    35 KT...BECOMING EXTRATROPICAL
 36HR VT     01/1200Z 44.3N  59.4W    35 KT...EXTRATROPICAL
 48HR VT     02/0000Z 48.0N  49.0W    35 KT...EXTRATROPICAL
 72HR VT     03/0000Z...ABSORBED BY EXTRATROPICAL LOW
 
 
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