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Tropical Storm Gert Advisory Number   7
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL082017
1100 AM EDT Mon Aug 14 2017

...GERT GETS A LITTLE STRONGER...
...SWELLS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AFFECTING PORTIONS OF THE U.S. EAST
COAST LATER TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.3N 72.2W
ABOUT 460 MI...735 KM WSW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 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 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gert was
located near latitude 30.3 North, longitude 72.2 West. Gert is
moving toward the north near 8 mph (13 km/h).  A gradual turn toward
the northeast with an increase in forward speed is forecast for the
next 48 h.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph (95 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast and Gert
is expected to become a hurricane by tomorrow night.

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

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Gert will begin to affect portions
of the coast of North Carolina and Virginia later today.  These
swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current
conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM EDT.

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Forecaster Zelinsky

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