Tropical Storm Gonzalo, the seventh named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, has formed about miles east of the Leeward Islands. The Weather Channel TV network will pre-empt regular programming nationwide to bring you continuing live weather coverage from midnight Sunday night Monday morning until at least 11 p. We will cut into programming at other times if conditions warrant.
Gonzalo packed top sustained winds of 50 mph 85 kph early Monday and was centered about 60 miles 95 kilometers east-northeast of Guadeloupe gwah-duh-LOOP'moving west at 12 mph 19 kph. It was expected to be nearing Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in coming hours. Forecasters at the U.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hurricane Fay toppled utility poles and knocked out power to 27, customers in Bermuda before moving out over open ocean on Sunday, just as a new storm raced toward the eastern rim of the Caribbean, threatening to become a hurricane. Fay strengthened into a hurricane Sunday afternoon with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph but was expected to return to tropical storm strength, according to the U. National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo buffeted the island of Antigua on Monday, downing trees, knocking out power and tearing roofs from homes as the system moved through the eastern Caribbean. The storm was gaining strength as it passed through the Leeward Islands on a track toward the U. Heavy rain and strong winds were expected to lash Antigua for several hours.
Tropical Storm Fay was a strong and unusual tropical storm that moved erratically across the state of Florida and the Caribbean Sea. Extensive flooding took place in parts of Florida as a result of its slow movement. As it zigzagged from water to land, it became the first storm in recorded history to make landfall in Florida four times.
The storm gained strength as it passed through the Leeward Islands on a track toward the U. Gonzalo was expected to curve toward the northwest and avoid the U. For several hours, heavy rain and strong winds lashed Antigua, which bore the brunt of the storm as it cut through the Leeward Islands.
Tropical Storm Fay attained hurricane status on Sunday after battering Bermuda, but was downgraded late Sunday back to a tropical storm, and forecasters predicted more weakening and little threat to the U. The news was not as good on the second major weather system advancing from the Atlantic, as the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane alert for Tropical Storm Gonzalo, which was gaining strength east of the Leeward Islands. Fay reached hurricane status with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph late Sunday, but it was expected to weaken as it moved northward, and the center issued no coastal watches or warnings for the Eastern Seaboard.
Satellite image of Hurricane Gonzalo as it passed through the northern Leeward Islands on Monday afternoon. Hurricane Gonzalo picked up steam as it moved over warm water surrounding the northern Leeward Islands Monday afternoon, becoming the sixth hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters warned that Gonzalo could swing farther west or strengthen more quickly, which could require extending present hurricane warnings to include the U.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo swept through the eastern Caribbean on Monday, slowly gaining strength toward potential hurricane status on track to move over the U. Virgin Islands and parts of Puerto Rico. With maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, Gonzalo was tracking about 50 miles north of Guadeloupe and 20 miles east-southeast of Antigua early Monday while moving west at 10 mph.