Tropical Storm Gonzalo Public Advisory

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WTNT32 KNHC 222031
TCPAT2

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Tropical Storm Gonzalo Advisory Number   5
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL072020
500 PM AST Wed Jul 22 2020

...GONZALO MOVING WESTWARD WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH DURING
THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS...
...EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY THURSDAY...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...9.9N 45.0W
ABOUT 1110 MI...1785 KM E OF THE SOUTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of
this system.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was
located near latitude 9.9 North, longitude 45.0 West. Gonzalo is
moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h).  A general westward
motion at a faster forward speed is expected during the next few
days.  On the forecast track, the center of Gonzalo would approach 
the Windward Islands late Friday and Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.
strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and 
Gonzalo is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday.

Gonzalo is a small tropical cyclone, as tropical-storm-force
winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
None.

Key messages for Gonzalo can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2 and WMO header
WTNT42 KNHC.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Beven



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