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TROPICAL STORM GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER  19
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
500 AM AST SAT AUG 27 2016

...GASTON EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.9N 52.0W
ABOUT 820 MI...1325 KM ESE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...995 MB...29.39 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 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gaston was
located near latitude 27.9 North, longitude 52.0 West.  Gaston is
moving toward the northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h).  A northwestward
heading with a decrease in forward speed is expected during the
next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and
Gaston is expected to become a hurricane by tonight.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure based on data from the
NASA/NOAA Global Hawk aircraft is 995 mb (29.39 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Berg



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