a04de8a6dded48162627dd22173b130747d45353Gonzalo strengthened to a “major hurricane” over the open Atlantic and was expected to continue gaining force, forecasters said. Packing maximum sustained winds of 115 miles (185 kilometers) an hour, with gusts even stronger, Gonzalo surged to a Category Three on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. “Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Gonzalo is expected to become a Category Four storm on Wednesday,” the NHC said. The highest category on the Saffir-Simpson scale is five. The storm skirted the Caribbean and was moving over open ocean, some 770 miles (1,240 kilometers) south of Bermuda. More