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Hurricane GORDON


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HURRICANE GORDON ADVISORY NUMBER  37
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072006
1100 PM AST TUE SEP 19 2006

...GORDON MOVING NEAR THE CENTRAL AZORES...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN
AZORES.  PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD HAVE BEEN
COMPLETED.
 
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 CENTER OF HURRICANE GORDON WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 37.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 28.1 WEST OR ABOUT 95 MILES...
150 KM...SOUTHWEST OF THE ISLAND OF TERCEIRA IN THE AZORES AND ABOUT
130 MILES...210 KM...WEST OF THE ISLAND OF SAO MIGUEL IN THE
AZORES.
 
GORDON IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 33 MPH...54 KM/HR...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE
EAST-NORTHEAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THIS TRACK THE CENTER
WILL PASS NEAR OR OVER THE EASTERN ISLANDS OF THE AZORES IN A FEW
HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 80 MPH...130 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  HOWEVER...STRONGER WINDS...ESPECIALLY IN GUSTS...ARE
LIKELY OVER ELEVATED TERRAIN.  GORDON IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE.  IT IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A
STRONG EXTRATROPICAL STORM ON WEDNESDAY.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 40 MILES...65 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175
MILES...280 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 980 MB...28.94 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...37.7 N...28.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 33 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...980 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 PASCH
 
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