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what's that? a Major hurricane in the ATlantic basin??

expected to reach cat 4 shortly before slowly weakening. Burmuda could be in trouble.

Sunset shot:

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WTNT33 KNHC 142035

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HURRICANE GONZALO ADVISORY NUMBER 10

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL082014

500 PM AST TUE OCT 14 2014

...GONZALO BECOMES A MAJOR HURRICANE OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC...

...ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING EXPECTED...

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...21.2N 66.0W

ABOUT 330 MI...530 KM E OF GRAND TURK ISLAND

ABOUT 770 MI...1240 KM S OF BERMUDA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB...28.64 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

INTERESTS IN BERMUDA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF GONZALO.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF THE EYE OF HURRICANE

GONZALO WAS LOCATED BY NOAA DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR FROM SAN JUAN

NEAR LATITUDE 21.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 66.0 WEST. GONZALO IS

MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL

MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY. A TURN

TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IS FORECAST BY LATE WEDNESDAY. ON THE

FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF GONZALO WILL REMAIN WELL TO THE EAST

OF THE BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

SATELLITE DATA INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED

TO NEAR 115 MPH...185 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GONZALO IS NOW A

CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.

ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS...AND

GONZALO IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE ON WEDNESDAY.

HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM

THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115

MILES...185 KM. DURING THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS...NOAA BUOY 41043

LOCATED ABOUT 55 MILES...90 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF

GONZALO REPORTED A SUSTAINED WIND OF 49 MPH...80 KM/H AND A GUST TO

56 MPH...91 KM/H.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 970 MB...28.64 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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NONE.

NEXT ADVISORY

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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM AST.

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FORECASTER STEWART

Very compact with a pinhole eye

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