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HURRICANE GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER  35
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
500 AM AST WED AUG 31 2016

...GASTON OVER THE NORTH-CENTRAL ATLANTIC WITH 120 MPH WINDS...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...33.4N 50.2W
ABOUT 850 MI...1365 KM E OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1335 MI...2150 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...956 MB...28.23 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the Azores should monitor the progress of Gaston.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the well-defined eye of Hurricane
Gaston was located near latitude 33.4 North, longitude 50.2 West.
Gaston is moving toward the northeast near 9 mph (15 km/h).  An
east-northeastward or northeastward motion with an increase in
forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Gaston is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Little change in strength is expected today,
but weakening should begin tonight or early Thursday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles
(260 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 956 mb (28.23 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

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Forecaster Avila