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TROPICAL STORM GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072016
1100 PM AST TUE AUG 23 2016

...GASTON STILL EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE ON WEDNESDAY...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.7N 37.1W
ABOUT 875 MI...1410 KM W OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 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 Tropical Storm Gaston was
located near latitude 14.7 North, longitude 37.1 West.  Gaston is
moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h).  A gradual
turn toward the northwest is forecast over the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days,
and Gaston is likely to become a hurricane on Wednesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Pasch