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Hurricane GORDON


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HURRICANE GORDON INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  33A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072006
200 AM AST TUE SEP 19 2006
 
...GORDON MOVING RAPIDLY EASTWARD AS IT TAKES AIM ON THE AZORES...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THE AZORES ISLANDS. 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 200 AM AST...0600Z...THE CENTER OF THE WELL-DEFINED EYE OF
HURRICANE GORDON WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 38.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE
40.2 WEST OR ABOUT 710 MILES... 1140 KM...WEST OF TERCEIRA IN THE
AZORES ISLANDS.
 
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
THE FORECAST TRACK...GORDON WILL PASS NEAR OR MOVE ACROSS THE AZORES
LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR EVENING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 100 MPH...160 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  GORDON IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  ALTHOUGH SOME SLOW WEAKENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS...GORDON IS STILL EXPECTED TO BE A HURRICANE AS IT PASSES
NEAR OR ACROSS THE AZORES ISLANDS. IN ADDITION...STRONGER WINDS
WILL BE LIKELY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE AZORES.
 
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 200 AM AST POSITION...38.1 N...40.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 28 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...972 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 500 AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER STEWART
 
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