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WTNT32 KNHC 292043
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HURRICANE GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER  29
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
500 PM AST MON AUG 29 2016

...GASTON TURNS NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.2N 55.2W
ABOUT 570 MI...915 KM E OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1665 MI...2675 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 30 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...968 MB...28.59 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 Hurricane Gaston was located
near latitude 31.2 North, longitude 55.2 West. Gaston is moving
toward the north-northeast near 3 mph (6 km/h).  The hurricane is
expected to move generally to the northeast or east-northeast at an
increasing forward speed for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 105 mph (165 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Little 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 968 mb (28.59 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Blake