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HURRICANE GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER  28
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
1100 AM AST MON AUG 29 2016

...GASTON EXPECTED TO REMAIN A POWERFUL HURRICANE FOR SEVERAL
DAYS...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.0N 55.4W
ABOUT 560 MI...900 KM E OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1680 MI...2705 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...963 MB...28.44 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 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Gaston was
located near latitude 31.0 North, longitude 55.4 West.  Gaston is
moving toward the north near 2 mph (4 km/h).  A turn toward the
northeast and a faster forward speed are expected by tonight, and an
east-northeastward motion is expected on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 110 mph (175 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Little significant change in strength is
forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 963 mb (28.44 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Blake