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Hurricane Gaston – Day 7

Hurricane GastonPosition: 30.6N 55.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Stationary.
Maximum sustained winds: 120 mph [195 kph].
Wind Gusts: 135 mph [215 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 957 mb ↓.

Currently about 575 miles [ 930 km] East of Bermuda.

The storm is stronger this morning and moving slower. At 10AM CDT became a Cat 2 storm. At 4PM CDT Gaston became a Cat 3, the first major hurricane of the season.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]