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Hurricane GORDON


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HURRICANE GORDON INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  34A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072006
800 AM AST TUE SEP 19 2006
 
...GORDON HEADING FOR 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...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE AZORES METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
AT 800 AM AST...1200Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE GORDON WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 38.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 37.2 WEST OR ABOUT 525
MILES...845 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 ESTIMATED NEAR 100 MPH...160
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GORDON IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE. SOME SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS BUT 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.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 970 MB...28.64 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 800 AM AST POSITION...38.1 N...37.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 28 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER AVILA/LANDSEA
 
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