Hurricane Gaston

September 2, 2010 by USA Post 

Hurricane Gaston, Count powerful center of hurricane was located about 410 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida, or about 355 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 145 mph, so Earl strong category 4 hurricane. A gradual weakening trend is expected to occur later today, but Earl is expected to maintain hurricane status further in the next 36-48 hours.

Earl is moving north-northwest at 18 mph, but is expected to turn toward the north, today, from 100 miles off the North Carolina coast tonight and early Friday, then spend a few hundred miles east of the north Atlantic and New England coasts Friday and Saturday.

Earl Ocean swells are hitting the beaches of Florida and are likely to persist into the weekend.

Tuesday at 8 am, Fiona tropical storm was located 610 miles south of Bermuda, or about 936 miles east-southeast of Miami, Florida.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 50 mph and Fiona is not expected to reach hurricane strength.

The same cold front heading north, Earl also will turn north and Fiona offshore U.S., passing just west of Bermuda tomorrow night

Wednesday at 8 am, Tropical Storm Gaston is currently more than 2,850 miles from Miami, Florida.

Maximum winds remain near 40 mph. Slow strengthening is possible and there is a probability of 60% of Gaston became a hurricane over the next 4-5 days.

The official forecast track brings constantly Gaston west, approaching the Leeward Islands next week, around Tuesday or Wednesday. Extended computer model tracks have the storm was likely to affect Puerto Rico later next week (Thursday).

Yet another tropical Awvee has become the west coast of Africa. Some slow development is possible in the coming days, but today only 10% chance of becoming a tropical depression in the next 48 hours.

No part of Florida is currently in the cone of error for any current storm impact.

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