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Hurricane GORDON


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HURRICANE GORDON ADVISORY NUMBER  32
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072006
500 PM AST MON SEP 18 2006
 
...GORDON THREATENS THE AZORES...

AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE WEATHER SERVICE OF THE AZORES HAS
ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE AZORES ISLANDS. A TROPICAL
STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 500 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE GORDON WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 37.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 44.8 WEST OR ABOUT 960 MILES...
1545 KM...WEST OF TERCEIRA IN THE AZORES.
 
GORDON IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 22 MPH...35 KM/HR...
AND IT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE TO THE EAST AND ACCELERATE DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS TRACK WILL BRING GORDON CLOSE TO THE AZORES ON
TUESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 90 MPH...150 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  GORDON IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 40 MILES...65 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105
MILES...165 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 977 MB...28.85 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION...37.8 N...44.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 22 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...977 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 800 PM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100
PM AST.
 
 
$$
FORECASTER AVILA/LANDSEA
 
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