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HURRICANE GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER 29
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072016
500 PM AST MON AUG 29 2016


...GASTON TURNS NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD...



SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.2N 55.2W ABOUT 570 MI...915 KM E OF BERMUDA ABOUT 1665 MI...2675 KM W OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 30 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...968 MB...28.59 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 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Gaston was located near latitude 31.2 North, longitude 55.2 West. Gaston is moving toward the north-northeast near 3 mph (6 km/h). The hurricane is expected to move generally to the northeast or east-northeast at an increasing forward speed for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 968 mb (28.59 inches).



HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.



NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$ Forecaster Blake



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