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WTNT32 KNHC 300845
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HURRICANE GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER  31
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
500 AM AST TUE AUG 30 2016

...GASTON WEAKENS SLIGHTLY...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...32.0N 54.0W
ABOUT 630 MI...1015 KM E OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1575 MI...2535 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 55 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...971 MB...28.68 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 Hurricane Gaston was located
near latitude 32.0 North, longitude 54.0 West. Gaston is moving
toward the northeast near 6 mph (9 km/h).  A general motion toward
the east-northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected
during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 100 mph (155 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the
next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 971 mb (28.68 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Beven