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Tropical Storm Gaston swirls in open waters of northern Atlantic

Hermine forecast track (5pm 09/23/2022)
Posted at 5:07 PM, Sep 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-21 18:41:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tropical Storm Gaston continues its northeasterly path Wednesday evening in the central North Atlantic.

Gaston was about 700 miles west of the Azores in the eastern Atlantic, moving -northeast at 14 mph, based on statistics from the National Hurricane Center. Peak wind speeds are 65 mph.

Gaston will keep moving to the northeast in the short-term, with a slight strengthening trend, then reverse course and meander a bit around the same area of the North Atlantic. Current expectations keep Gaston at tropical storm-level strength through its duration over the northern Atlantic waters, where it will eventually transition into a post-tropical storm system. The storm may come near the Azores in a few days.

Gaston has no bearing on the weather pattern here in the Big Bend region.