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Hurricane GORDON


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HURRICANE GORDON INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  35A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072006
200 PM AST TUE SEP 19 2006
 
...GORDON EXPECTED TO CROSS THE AZORES TONIGHT...
 
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 PM AST...1800Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE GORDON WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 37.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 34.0 WEST OR ABOUT 380 MILES...
610 KM...WEST OF THE ISLAND OF TERCEIRA IN THE AZORES.
 
GORDON IS MOVING TOWARD ON A GENERAL EASTWARD TRACK NEAR 31 MPH...50
KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS. THIS TRACK WOULD BRING GORDON ACROSS THE AZORES
TONIGHT.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 85 MPH...140 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 SCALE. GORDON IS EXPECTED TO BE A HURRICANE AS IT
PASSES NEAR OR ACROSS THE AZORES ISLANDS.
 
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 979 MB...28.91 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 PM AST POSITION...37.8 N...34.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 31 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...979 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
500 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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