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Hurricane GORDON


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HURRICANE GORDON INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  36A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072006
800 PM AST TUE SEP 19 2006
 
...GORDON NEARING THE CENTRAL AZORES...

AT 8 PM AST...0000 UTC...THE METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF THE AZORES
HAS DISCONTINUED THE HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AZORES
ISLANDS OF CORVO AND FLORES.  A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT
FOR THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN AZORES.  PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY SHOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.
 
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 CENTER OF HURRICANE GORDON WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 37.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 30.0 WEST OR ABOUT 170 MILES...
275 KM...WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE ISLAND OF TERCEIRA AND ABOUT 240
MILES...385 KM...WEST OF THE ISLAND OF SAO MIGUEL IN THE AZORES.
 
GORDON IS RACING EASTWARD NEAR 33 MPH...54 KM/HR...AND THIS MOTION
IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY.  ON THIS TRACK...GORDON
WILL MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN ISLANDS OF THE
AZORES TONIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY.
 
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 SHOULD BECOME A STRONG
EXTRATROPICAL STORM ON WEDNESDAY.
 
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 800 PM AST POSITION...37.8 N...30.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 33 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...979 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 1100 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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