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HURRICANE GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER  26
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
1100 PM AST SUN AUG 28 2016

...GASTON STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.6N 55.2W
ABOUT 575 MI...930 KM E OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...STATIONARY
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...957 MB...28.26 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 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Gaston was
located near latitude 30.6 North, longitude 55.2 West. Gaston is
stationary, but a slow northward motion is expected overnight and
on Monday.  A turn toward the northeast or east-northeast with some
increase in forward speed is forecast on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 mph (195 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Gaston is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some slow weakening 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 957 mb (28.26 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Cangialosi