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Gaston now first major hurricane of ’16 in the Atlantic

BULLETIN HURRICANE GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER 25 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072016 500 PM AST SUN AUG 28 2016 …GASTON STRENGTHENS INTO THE FIRST MAJOR HURRICANE OF THE SEASON… SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…30.8N 55.1W ABOUT 580 MI…935 KM E OF BERMUDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…115 MPH…185 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 5 MPH…7 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…962 MB…28.41 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK —————————— At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Gaston was located near latitude 30.8 North,…