Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. No significant change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) to the north and east of the center.
Just after 6am, the National Emergency Operations Centre announced that the immediate threat posed by Hurricane Gonzalo to the Territory is over. The official ALL CLEAR has therefore been declared. This means that the weather system continues to move away from the Territory, but residents should exercise caution.
According to information issued by the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, an earthquake above the magnitude of 4.46 MI occurred at 11:05pm last night (Tuesday, August 12, 2014).
The Atlantic Tropical Storm and Hurricane Names for 2014
The Weather Channel reviews the 2013 hurricane season so far an discusses whether it has been quiet so far or is a typical Atlantic hurricane season: "None of the four named storms have managed to attain hurricane status. We're in early August now. How unusual is this wait to the season's first Atlantic hurricane? "Answer: It's typical.
The Atlantic hurricane season should be slightly slower than initially forecast, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said in an updated forecast Friday. The two Colorado State University climatologists now call for eight hurricanes, including three major ones to emerge this season. In June, they forecast nine hurricanes, four major, with sustained winds greater than 110 mph. They also put the probability of at least one major hurricane striking the U.S. coastline at 64 percent, down from 72 percent in their earlier outlook.