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Tropical Storm Gabrielle

Tropical Storm Gabrielle lashes Puerto Rico with heavy rains

Published on September 5, 2013 12:37 PM | Comments

Well the mess of weather in the Caribbean basin has turned into Tropical Storm Gabrielle. I don't know about other people but I am having a hard time getting to the NHC website to read the latest discussion, etc.

This is from NBC news:

MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Gabrielle brought heavy rains to Puerto Rico and neighboring islands Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph as it moved northwest at 8 mph, according to a 5 a.m. ET update that had the storm about 40 miles south-southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Although it was expected to strengthen slowly through the weekend, experts said it had little chance of growing into the season's first hurricane.

We will be posting more ASAP. The ECMWF does not show anything on their maps so I guess this is not forecast to be a major storm, but obviously it is a lot of rain for the islands in the path.