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Tropical Storm GORDON


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
 
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM GORDON ADVISORY NUMBER   3
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL082012
500 AM AST THU AUG 16 2012
 
...ANOTHER TROPICAL STORM FORMS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...32.2N 54.8W
ABOUT 585 MI...940 KM E OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1615 MI...2600 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1011 MB...29.85 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

INTERESTS IN THE AZORES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF GORDON.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GORDON WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 54.8 WEST. GORDON IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/H.  A GRADUAL
TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AND THEN EAST IS FORECAST.  THIS TRACK
WILL KEEP THE CYCLONE MOVING OVER THE OPEN WATERS OF THE NORTH
ATLANTIC FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS.
 
SATELLITE IMAGES SUGGEST THAT THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE
INCREASED TO NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME
STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS...AND GORDON
COULD BECOME A HURRICANE OVER THE WEEKEND.
 
GORDON IS A SMALL CYCLONE.  TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND
OUTWARD UP TO ONLY 25 MILES...35 KM...MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE
CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1011 MB...29.85 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
NONE.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE
 
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