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HURRICANE GASTON INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  38A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
200 AM AST THU SEP 01 2016

...GASTON HEADED TOWARD THE AZORES...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM AST...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...36.3N 44.6W
ABOUT 885 MI...1425 KM W OF FAIAL ISLAND IN THE CENTRAL AZORES
ABOUT 970 MI...1565 KM W OF LAJES AIR BASE IN THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 55 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...31 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB...28.65 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Flores and Corvo in the western Azores
* Faial, Pico, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, and Terceira in the central
Azores

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 200 AM AST (0600 UTC), the center of Hurricane Gaston was located
near latitude 36.3 North, longitude 44.6 West.  Gaston is moving
toward the northeast near 20 mph (31 km/h).  A turn toward the
east-northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected during
the next day or so.  On the forecast track, the center of Gaston
will move near the western and central Azores on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Gaston
is expected to lose hurricane intensity by early Friday before it
reaches the western Azores.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from
the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175
miles (280 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.65 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are possible in the western and
central Azores on Friday.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

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Forecaster Cangialosi