Hurricane Gaston: 11pm Tuesday Update

Gaston once again reaches major hurricane strength.

At 11pm, the center of Hurricane Gaston was about 810 miles east of Bermuda, latitude 32.9 north, longitude 50.9 west.  Gaston is moving toward the east-northeast near 10 mph.  An east-northeastward or northeastward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 mph with higher gusts.  Gaston is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Little change in strength is expected tonight and early Wednesday.  But weakening should begin by late Wednesday.

Gaston is no threat to the Coastal Empire and Lowcounty.

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