Large Waves and Rough Seas Expected to Accompany Jose

Ebony Scott
September 25, 2017

In the Atlantic, Hurricane Jose was moving slowly but far from land but generating powerful swells that were affecting coastal areas in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the USA southeast.

The Tropics continue to stay very active, as Tropical Storms Lee and Maria join Hurricane Jose as active tropical systems in the Atlantic basin.

Hurricane season roared on as Norma edged toward Mexico's resort-studded Baja California Peninsula on Saturday, Jose threatened heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast and Tropical Storm Lee formed in the Atlantic far from land.

A forecast cone for Hurricane Jose as of 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

New Jersey, Delaware, Long Island Sound, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are all in the possible path of Jose, according to the National Hurricane Center, and all along the East Coast unsafe surf and rip currents are expected.

TROPICAL STORM MARIA: It poses a more menacing threat, especially as its path takes it over the same islands Irma has already decimated.

There was an 18 per cent chance of tropical storm-force winds in New York City between Tuesday and Wednesday, said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Jose is now a Category 1 hurricane, with winds of about 80 miles per hour. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat.

If the storm tracks southeast of Nantucket, Jose will act like a fall nor'easter, with an impact focused mainly on the Cape and Islands.

Jose is one of three named storms now active in the Atlantic.

The storm churned several hundred miles away from the Lesser Antilles on Saturday, and was forecast to strengthen over the next couple of days as it is expected to drift over waters with favorable conditions for boosting it.

Tropical storm watches have be issued for portions of the Lesser Antilles.

At 5 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Lee was located near latitude 13.0 North, longitude 35.4 West. Forecasters said the storm was weakening and its center was likely to remain offshore.

The Weather Channel also continues by warning beachgoers taking advantage of these September summer-like temps that they should be on the lookout if they are in these areas that are expected to possibly be impacted by Hurricane Jose.

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