Tropical Storm Gaston (09L) Forms Over Atlantic Ocean14.7N 41.2W
Another tropical wave emerged off Africa near the end of August. Taking advantage of favorable conditions, it developed into a tropical depression on September 1. It intensified later that day to become Tropical Storm Gaston, the seventh named storm of the season and the fourth tropical storm to form in the last eleven days.
As of 5 p.m. AST (2100 UTC) on September 1st, the center of Tropical Storm Gaston was located near 12.9°N 37.0°W, about 895 miles (1440 km) west-southwest of the Cape Verde islands and about 1635 miles (2635 km) east of the Lesser Antilles.
Maximum sustained winds are estimated at 40 mph (65 km/h), with higher gusts. The minimum central pressure is estimated to be 1005 mbar (hPa, 29.68 inHg) and the storm is moving west at 15 mph (24 km/h).