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HURRICANE GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER  27
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
500 AM AST MON AUG 29 2016

...GASTON DRIFTS NORTHWARD AND WEAKENS A LITTLE...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.8N 55.2W
ABOUT 575 MI...925 KM E OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 1 MPH...2 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...960 MB...28.35 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 30.8 North, longitude 55.2 West. Gaston is currently
drifting northward.  A turn toward the northeast and a faster
forward speed are expected later today or tonight, and an
east-northeastward motion is expected on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 115 mph (185 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Gaston is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Additional 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 960 mb (28.35 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Beven