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Hurricane GORDON


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HURRICANE GORDON ADVISORY NUMBER  33
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072006
1100 PM AST MON SEP 18 2006

...GORDON A LITTLE STRONGER...
...HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR THE AZORES...
 
AT 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...THE METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF THE AZORES
HAS REPLACED THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH WITH A HURRICANE WARNING FOR
THE AZORES. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO
COMPLETION.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 1100 PM AST...0300Z...THE EYE OF HURRICANE GORDON WAS LOCATED
BY SATELLITE IMAGERY NEAR LATITUDE 38.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 41.6 WEST
OR ABOUT 785 MILES... 1265 KM...WEST OF TERCEIRA IN THE AZORES.
 
GORDON IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 28 MPH...44 KM/HR...AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON
THIS TRACK GORDON WILL BE NEAR THE AZORES TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 100 MPH...160
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  GORDON IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.  SOME SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST TO BEGIN
ON TUESDAY.  
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 40 MILES...65 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115
MILES...185 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 972 MB...28.70 INCHES.
 
LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES ALONG WITH STORM SURGES OF 1 TO
3 FT ARE POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS IN THE AZORES.

GORDON IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4
INCHES OVER THE AZORES... WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES
OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.  
 
REPEATING THE 1100 PM AST POSITION...38.0 N...41.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 28 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...972 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 200 AM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500
AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE/PASCH
 
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