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HURRICANE GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER 34
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072016
1100 PM AST TUE AUG 30 2016


...GASTON ONCE AGAIN REACHES MAJOR HURRICANE STRENGTH...



SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...32.9N 50.9W ABOUT 810 MI...1300 KM E OF BERMUDA ABOUT 1385 MI...2230 KM W OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 70 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...956 MB...28.23 INCHES



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

Interests in the Azores should monitor the progress of Gaston.



DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Gaston was located near latitude 32.9 North, longitude 50.9 West. Gaston is moving toward the east-northeast near 10 mph (17 km/h). An east-northeastward or northeastward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts. Gaston is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Little change in strength is expected tonight and early Wednesday, but weakening should begin by late Wednesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 956 mb (28.23 inches).



HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.



NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

$$ Forecaster Berg



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