7th September 2010 – At 9:0AM the center of Gaston was located near Latitude 17.3 North Longitude 64.2 West, or about 35 miles southwest of Barbuda. Gaston is moving toward the west near 12mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 30mph making Gaston a remnant low or a low pressure system and is very disorganized. Gaston is expected to continue tracking west-southwest to west for the next few days.
Gaston continues to struggle with easterly wind shear and dry air. Models continue to show Gaston dissipating over the next few days. Thunderstorms associated with the remnants of Gaston will continue to move across the northern Lesser Antilles this morning and northeastern Caribbean most of today and into Wednesday.
Residents are urged not to become relaxed, but to remain in a state of high alert. We are now in the peak of the 2010 Hurricane Season, and any preparedness issues not addressed earlier should be taken care of as soon as possible. Further advisories and information on developing systems in the Atlantic can be found on the Department of Disaster Management’s website at www.bviddm.com.