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Hurricane GORDON


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HURRICANE GORDON INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  32A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072006
800 PM AST MON SEP 18 2006
 
...GORDON MOVING FASTER TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST...
...HURRICANE WARNING COULD BE ISSUED TONIGHT FOR THE AZORES...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE AZORES. A TROPICAL
STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN
THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.  THIS WATCH COULD BE
UPGRADED TO A TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE WARNING LATER TONIGHT.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 800 PM AST...0000Z...THE EYE OF HURRICANE GORDON WAS LOCATED BY
SATELLITE IMAGERY NEAR LATITUDE 37.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 43.3 WEST OR
ABOUT 880 MILES...1415 KM...WEST OF TERCEIRA IN THE AZORES.
 
GORDON IS MOVING QUICKLY TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 28 MPH...44
KM/HR... AND THIS GENERAL MOTION WITH SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED 
IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THIS TRACK... GORDON WILL
BE NEAR OR OVER THE AZORES ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON OR EVENING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 90 MPH...150 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  GORDON IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  SOME SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST 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 105
MILES...165 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 975 MB...28.79 INCHES.

GORDON IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER
PORTIONS OF THE AZORES.
 
REPEATING THE 800 PM AST POSITION...37.9 N...44.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 28 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...975 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE/PASCH
 
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