Hurricane Gonzalo Moves across the Caribbean


Bermuda gets pounding rains courtesy of Hurricane Gonzalo. A few hours ago, Mashable reported that Hurricane Gonzalo was bringing a wet and windy day to areas from the British Virgin Islands to Vieques and Culebra, along with the U.S. Virgin Islands. The storm intensified quickly as it moved north-northwestward, “likely skipping what could have been a damaging encounter with Puerto Rico.”

Instead, the storm appears likely to become a powerful hurricane over the open waters of the North Atlantic during the next few days.

Computer models suggest the storm may reach major hurricane status of Category 3 or above on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, and its forecast path takes it on course to become the second storm in one week to threaten Bermuda.

As of 5 p.m., Gonzalo was centered about 140 miles east-southeast of St. Thomas, and was moving northwest at 12 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 75 miles per hour, qualifying it as a minimal hurricane. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami anticipate that the storm will continue to intensify as it churns north-northwestward, to the east of Puerto Rico.

The storm passed over Antigua on Monday morning as a tropical storm, and that island recorded maximum sustained winds of 67 miles per hour, with a gust to 87 miles per hour.

For more information, see

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s