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Hurricane GORDON


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HURRICANE GORDON ADVISORY NUMBER  38
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072006
500 AM AST WED SEP 20 2006
 
...HURRICANE GORDON RAPIDLY MOVING EAST OF SAO MIGUEL...

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EASTERN AZORES.  THE
WARNING WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED LATER THIS MORNING.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 500 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE GORDON WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 37.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 24.2 WEST OR ABOUT 50 MILES...
85 KM...EAST OF THE ISLAND OF SAO MIGUEL IN THE EASTERN
AZORES...AND ABOUT 165 MILES...265 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE
ISLAND OF TERCEIRA IN THE CENTRAL AZORES.

GORDON IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 35 MPH...56 KM/HR...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE
EAST-NORTHEAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  HOWEVER...STRONGER WINDS...ESPECIALLY IN GUSTS...ARE
STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE ELEVATED TERRAIN OF THE EASTERN AZORES. 
GORDON IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE
SCALE.  GORDON IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A STRONG EXTRATROPICAL STORM
SYSTEM LATER TODAY.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES...75 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 230
MILES...370 KM. THE AZORES METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE REPORTED DURING
THE PAST HOUR THAT A 10-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND OF 56 MPH...90 KM/HR...
WITH A GUST TO 82 MPH...130 KM/HR...HAS OCCURRED AT SANTA MARIA
AIRPORT IN THE EASTERN AZORES.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 987 MB...29.15 INCHES.

GORDON IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS NEAR
ONE INCH OVER THE AZORES THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS.
 
REPEATING THE 500 AM AST POSITION...37.8 N...24.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 35 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 800 AM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100
AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER ROBERTS/STEWART
 
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