NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072016
1100 AM AST TUE AUG 23 2016
…GASTON STILL STRENGTHENING WHILE MOVING QUICKLY
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 685 MI…1105 KM W OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 21 MPH…33 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1002 MB…29.59 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gaston was
located near latitude 13.8 North, longitude 34.6 West. Gaston is
moving toward the west-northwest near 21 mph (33 km/h). A gradual
turn toward the northwest is expected during the next couple of
days with a decrease in forward speed.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph (100 km/h)
with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is likely, and Gaston
should become a hurricane later today.
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
Source: Daily Herald
Tropical Storm Gaston Advisory #4