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Friday, September 15, 2017

People who live along the U.S. East Coast from North Carolina up to New England should monitor Tropical Storm Jose, forecasters say. The storm's winds won't get close to land until Sunday or Monday -- but it's expected to become a hurricane on Friday. As of Friday morning, Jose had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. It was located about 360 miles northeast of the southeastern Bermuda islands, and moving west-northwest at 8 mph, the National Hurricane Center says. The storm is expected to turn northward on Friday or Saturday. No coastal watches or warnings are in effect for Jose, but the storm is expected to bring "high surf and life-threatening rip currents along portions of the U.S. East Coast," the hurricane center warns. Tropical storm-force winds are extending up to 140 miles from Jose's center.

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Jose performed an unusual loop-the-loop before continuing its northwest motion -- and now it's expected to strengthen.

The hurricane center says it's tracking two potentially troubling systems behind Jose, out over the open Atlantic Ocean. And like Irma and Jose, they formed off of Africa's coast and are heading westward.

Hurricane Jose 5-day forecast

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Jose, The Return.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-09-15 11:59 AM | Reply


Jose is moving WNW and is expected to turn northward. It will travel northward for a bit, then [and here is where it gets hazy] turn eastward, passing Cape Cod.

The hazy part is that the part of the path where Jose is going northward has been trending westward. To the point that a couple models are indicating a possible glancing blow to New England.

The cause of all this uncertainty is a high pressure system over the Atlantic that is not allowing Jose to turn eastward. The high pressure keeps getting stronger and keeps pushing Jose further westward.

If you're on the northern part of the East coast, I'd pay attention starting Sunday, to see just what Jose decides to do.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-09-15 12:06 PM | Reply


You can see the clockwise rotation around the Atlantic hig and Jose here:

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#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-09-15 12:35 PM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Cool website, definitely faved, in the northern hemisphere, low pressures are counter clockwise, high pressures are clockwise....

If the high can stay over Florida, perhaps it can bump Joe inbetween the low and highs up north, keeping it off the coast, losing "steam" as it makes its way to cooler water.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-09-15 10:32 PM | Reply

Five days? They can't even get a one day hurricne forecast right.

#5 | Posted by Ray at 2017-09-16 04:47 PM | Reply

Five days? They can't even get a one day hurricne forecast right.

#5 | Posted by Ray

So if they're not perfect, they shouldn't make the best educated guess they can and then warn people?

#6 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-09-16 07:02 PM | Reply

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