This NASA-NOAA GOES East satellite photo taken August 25, 2016 shows storm activity in the Atlantic. Gaston was upgraded to the third hurricane of the Atlantic season August 25, 2016. / AFP / NASA-NOAA GOES Project / HO /
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Tropical Storm Gaston, churning in the Atlantic southeast of Bermuda, strengthened and regained hurricane status late Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported.Gaston -- which Thursday became the third named hurricane of the Atlantic season but quickly weakened into a tropical storm -- has sustained maximum winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) per hour, the Miami-based NHC said in its 0300 GMT Sunday bulletin.The eight-week stretch between mid-August and mid-October is the most active period for storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic, according to the NHC.
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