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Tropical Storm GERT (Text)


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Tropical Storm Gert Advisory Number   5
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL082017
1100 PM EDT Sun Aug 13 2017

...GERT BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...28.8N 71.9W
ABOUT 485 MI...785 KM WSW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 345 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB...29.80 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gert was
located near latitude 28.8 North, longitude 71.9 West.  Gert is
moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h).  A turn
toward the north is forecast to occur overnight, followed by a turn
toward the north-northeast by Monday night.

Maximum sustained winds are increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with
higher gusts.  Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48
hours, and Gert could become a hurricane by Wednesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.

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Forecaster Blake

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