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TROPICAL STORM GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER 16
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072016
1100 AM AST FRI AUG 26 2016


...GASTON TURNS TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST...



SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...25.2N 48.3W ABOUT 1110 MI...1790 KM ESE OF BERMUDA ABOUT 1065 MI...1715 KM ENE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...997 MB...29.44 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 AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gaston was located near latitude 25.2 North, longitude 48.3 West. Gaston is moving toward the north-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h). The system is expected to turn back toward the northwest or west- northwest at a slower rate of forward speed during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Gaston is expected to become a hurricane again by Saturday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).



HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.



NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$ Forecaster Landsea



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