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HURRICANE GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER  23
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
500 AM AST SUN AUG 28 2016

...GASTON CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.1N 54.6W
ABOUT 620 MI...1000 KM E OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...975 MB...28.80 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 Hurricane Gaston was located
near latitude 30.1 North, longitude 54.6 West.  Gaston is moving
toward the northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h).  A slow northwestward
motion is expected through tonight, followed by a slow northward
or northeastward motion Monday and Monday night.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90 mph (150 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Some additional strengthening is forecast during
the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 975 mb (28.80 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Brown