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Hurricane GORDON


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HURRICANE GORDON INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  37A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072006
200 AM AST WED SEP 20 2006
 
...GORDON RACING TOWARD THE EASTERN AZORES...
 
AT 200 AM AST...0600Z...THE METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF THE AZORES HAS
DISCONTINUED THE HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE CENTRAL AZORES.

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EASTERN AZORES.  
 
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 HURRICANE GORDON WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 37.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 26.3 WEST OR ABOUT 40 MILES...
60 KM...WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE ISLAND OF SAO MIGUEL IN THE EASTERN
AZORES...AND ABOUT 90 MILES...140 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE
ISLAND OF TERCEIRA IN THE CENTRAL AZORES.
 
GORDON IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 33 MPH...54 KM/HR...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE
EAST-NORTHEAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THIS TRACK...THE CENTER
SHOULD MOVE ACROSS THE EASTERN AZORES WITHIN THE NEXT FEW HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 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 HURRICANE SCALE.  GORDON IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A
STRONG EXTRATROPICAL STORM SYSTEM LATER TODAY.
 
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 987 MB...29.15 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...37.6 N...26.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 33 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 500 AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER ROBERTS/STEWART
 
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