|…GONZALO NEARING THE ISLAND OF BERMUDA… …BRACE FOR THE ONSET OF HURRICANE FORCE-WINDS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS…
|CURRENT INFORMATION..AS OF 100 PM EDT..
|ABOUT 150 MI…245 KM SSW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS..125 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE AT 16 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…947 MB
|WATCHES AND WARNINGS
|ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER…A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…
|DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
|Hurricane Gonzalo is currently located at 30.4N and 66.1W
Current observations from weather reporting stations from
Wunderground and official weather station from the nearby
airport shows winds are reaching tropical storm force. Hurricane
Gonzalo is expected to reach the island by tonight or early tomorrow
with major hurricane force winds near 120 mph with greater gusts.
Gonzalo is moving towards the north-northeast at 16 mph with winds
to 125 mph and central pressure at 947 mb which was measured by a
NOAA hurricane hunter plane.
|HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO ONSET LATER TODAY WITH TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ALREADY BEGINNING ON THE ISLAND
RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO REACH 3 TO 6 INCHES WIDESPREAD ON THE ISLAND
LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE IS EXPECTED WITH GONZALO AND WILL PRODUCE MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE COASTAL AREAS
ALSO ACCOMPANYING THE STORM SURGE WILL BE LARGE WAVES UP TO 20+ FEET
|THE NEXT ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE HURRICANE NETWORK IS EXPECTED AT 500 PM EDT