US Hurricane Jose will do a loop-the-loop in the Atlantic. Then what?

02:22  12 september  2017
02:22  12 september  2017 Source:   The Boston Globe

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Hurricane Jose is meandering around the Atlantic so much it’s expected to perform a “rather odd” loop - the - loop in the next few days, the National Hurricane Center says. But once it straightens out, it will be aimed at the East Coast, it could strengthen, and it bears watching, says one expert.

“ Hurricane Jose will need to be watched closely next week as steering currents collapse & storm may loop a la Jeanne [2004],” he tweeted. The state of the atmosphere can change drastically by then so we watch daily to see what clues models are giving us.

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Hurricane Jose is meandering around the Atlantic so much it’s expected to perform a “rather odd” loop-the-loop in the next few days, the National Hurricane Center says.

But once it straightens out, it will be aimed at the East Coast, it could strengthen, and it bears watching, says one expert.

At 11 a.m., the hurricane was 305 miles north-northeast of Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos. It was moving north at 9 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.

It’s headed on a “rather odd forecast track,” the center said. Forecasters expect it to complete a clockwise loop over the water in the next couple of days.

When and Where Is Tropical Storm Jose Going To Hit?

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Hurricane Jose might have a second chance to threaten the Caribbean and even threaten Florida, according to the Orlando Sentinel, citing forecasters on Sunday. Jose , a Category 4 storm with 130-mph winds, will do a loop in the Atlantic Ocean over the next few days, according to the National

For several days, the storm is expected to weaken, but on Days 4 and 5, it will move toward warmer water and there is a potential for “modest reintensification,” the center said.

By early Saturday, it will have come out of its loop and it will be about 340 miles east of Florida, with 90-mile-per-hour winds, according to the center’s forecast. It will be moving west-northwest.

Joe D’Aleo, chief meteorologist for Weatherbell Analytics, said some models show that Jose will go up the East Coast and stay well off the coast of New England.

“Hopefully, that’s what will happen. We don’t need any more hurricanes,” he said.

This hurricane season has already seen two major hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, hammer the United States and the Caribbean. Once a powerful Category 5, Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday but it was still lashing Florida with winds and floodwaters.

While it might seem like Nature has nothing left in its arsenal, “We’re still vulnerable,” said D’Aleo, noting that hurricane season continues into the fall. The season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

“We’re still in that mode where we need to be very vigilant about what’s going on,” said D’Aleo. “It’s something that we’re watching very carefully.”

Maria a growing threat to storm-battered Caribbean .
The hurricane-battered islands of the Caribbean are facing yet another storm threat: Forecasters said Sunday that Tropical Storm Maria is likely to hit the Leeward Islands as a strengthening hurricane on Tuesday. Hurricane watches were in effect for many of the very islands still trying to cope with the devastation left by Hurricane Irma, including St. Martin, St. Barts and Antigua and Barbuda.The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Maria was likely to grow into a hurricane on Sunday and swell into major hurricane status by midweek as it heads for Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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