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Tropical Storm GASTON


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TROPICAL STORM GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER  14...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EDT MON AUG 30 2004

CORRECTED TO INCLUDE RAINFALL INFORMATION

...GASTON BECOMES A TROPICAL STORM AGAIN...
 
AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GASTON WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 37.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE  75.8 WEST OR ABOUT  
55 MILES SOUTHWEST OF OCEAN CITY MARYLAND.
 
GASTON IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 18 MPH AND THIS GENERAL
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH A GRADUAL
INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  40 MPH... 65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  50 MILES...MAINLY
TO THE SOUTHEAST THE CENTER OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. THE CHESAPEAKE
LIGHT C-MAN STATION RECENTLY REPORTED A 10-MINUTE SUSTAINED WIND OF
49 MPH WITH A GUST TO 56 MPH AT A HEIGHT OF ABOUT 140 FT. A SHIP
ABOUT 40 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
RECENTLY REPORTED A SUSTAINED WIND OF 40 MPH. HOWEVER...TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS HAVE NOT BEEN REPORTED OVER LAND AND THE FAST
FORWARD MOTION OF GASTON SHOULD ONLY BE A MARINE HAZARD AND NOT
REQUIRE THE ISSUANCE OF COASTAL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE
DELMARVA PENINSULA TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1001 MB...29.56 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM EDT POSITION...37.7 N... 75.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 18 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 40 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 5 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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