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WTNT32 KNHC 240834
TCPAT2

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
500 AM AST WED AUG 24 2016

...GASTON A LITTLE STRONGER...
...FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.9N 38.6W
ABOUT 975 MI...1570 KM W OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...999 MB...29.50 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 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gaston was
located near latitude 14.9 North, longitude 38.6 West.  Gaston is
moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph.  A turn toward the
northwest is expected later today.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph (110 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during the
next day or so, and Gaston is expected to become a hurricane later
today.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb (29.50 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Berg