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HURRICANE GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER  33
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
500 PM AST TUE AUG 30 2016

...GASTON STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...32.6N 51.9W
ABOUT 750 MI...1210 KM E OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1445 MI...2330 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 65 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...964 MB...28.47 INCHES


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

Interests in the Azores Islands should monitor the progress of
Gaston.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Gaston was located
near latitude 32.6 North, longitude 51.9 West. Gaston is moving
toward the east-northeast near 10 mph (17 km/h), and this general
motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next
couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles
(240 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 964 mb (28.47 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

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Forecaster Cangialosi