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Hurricane GORDON


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HURRICANE GORDON ADVISORY NUMBER  21
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072006
1100 PM AST FRI SEP 15 2006

...GORDON SLOWLY WEAKENING AS IT MEANDERS OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC...
 
AT 1100 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE GORDON WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 31.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 53.4 WEST OR ABOUT 675 MILES...
1085 KM...EAST OF BERMUDA.
 
GORDON IS DRIFTING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 4 MPH...6 KM/HR
... AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24
HOURS. HOWEVER...STEERING CURRENTS ARE WEAK AND SOME ERRATIC MOTION
WILL BE POSSIBLE.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 85 MPH...140 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...
AND GORDON IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM ON SATURDAY.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105
MILES...165 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 980 MB...28.94 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 1100 PM AST POSITION...31.3 N...53.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 5 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...980 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 500 AM AST.
 
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FORECASTER STEWART
 
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