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WTNT32 KNHC 232035
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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER   5
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
500 PM AST TUE AUG 23 2016

...GASTON EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY WEDNESDAY...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.2N 35.8W
ABOUT 765 MI...1230 KM W OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 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 Tropical Storm Gaston was
located near latitude 14.2 North, longitude 35.8 West.  Gaston is
moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph (30 km/h).  A gradual
turn toward the northwest is forecast during the next couple of
days with a decrease in forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Additional strengthening is likely, and Gaston should become
a hurricane later tonight or early Wednesday.

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

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Blake