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US Hurricane watch: Jose could threaten the East Coast next week

05:30  12 september  2017
05:30  12 september  2017 Source:   qz.com

When and Where Is Tropical Storm Jose Going To Hit?

  When and Where Is Tropical Storm Jose Going To Hit? Tropical Storm Jose is the 10th storm of this year’s hurricane season and could reach the East Coast of the U.S.Just as the United States braces for potential damage caused by the impending Hurricane Irma, yet another tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. On Tuesday, Tropical Storm Jose became the 10th storm of this year’s hurricane season.

Ready for round three, America? Harvey and Irma may be winding down, but another hurricane brewing in the Atlantic has the potential to impact the East Coast next week . As of 5pm eastern time on Sept. 11, estimates from the National Hurricane Center pegged Jose as a category 2 hurricane .

Harvey and Irma may be winding down, but another hurricane brewing in the Atlantic has the potential to impact the East Coast next week . As of 5pm eastern time on Sept. 11, estimates from the National Hurricane Center pegged Jose as a category 2 hurricane .

  Hurricane watch: Jose could threaten the East Coast next week © Provided by Quartz

Ready for round three, America?

Harvey and Irma may be winding down, but another hurricane brewing in the Atlantic has the potential to impact the East Coast next week.

As of 5pm eastern time on Sept. 11, estimates from the National Hurricane Center pegged Jose as a category 2 hurricane. Barbuda and Antigua, which were devastated by Hurricane Irma last week, fortunately escaped most of the worst of Jose. The storm passed just north of the islands on Saturday, Sept. 9, and is currently about 300 miles northeast of Turks and Caicos, with top sustained winds of 100 mph.

Typically, hurricanes that form in this part of the Atlantic go back out to sea and die out, but Jose’s “odd forecast track” predicts a circuitous path over the next few days. While the storm circulates, a high area of pressure will move around it, and could eventually force it to move west-northwest towards the East Coast, according to the Weather Underground.

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Hurricane Jose is now approaching the East Coast of the U.S. and may come near New York and other states in the coming week , according to the National Jose is predicted to pass within 200 miles of the coast , but could possibly make direct impact in New England, a meteorologist told Bloomberg.

to go on hurricane alert: Forecasters warn Jose could hit Manhattan and the East Coast next week Hurricane Jose could threaten the Atlantic seaboard by Wednesday Storm system currently 480 miles off Cape Hatteras with winds of 80mph

Ten days is still a long way off from being able to predict an accurate storm area, but meteorologists warn that the East Coast is likely to at least experience rainfall and strong rip currents from Jose.

The National Hurricane Center’s “cone of uncertainty”—the area in which a storm is predicted to wind up—currently shows Jose staying in the Atlantic basin through Saturday. But the cone of uncertainty isn’t a forecast; it represents an average track error over the past five years. For the 2017 hurricane season, the cone size is about 50 miles for a 24-hour forecast, 90 miles for the three-day, and 243 miles five days out.

Forecasts can change significantly in the days leading up to a storm. Prediction models put Jose anywhere from South Carolina to Newfoundland, or even back out in the ocean. Based on Monday morning’s GFS model forecast, there is a 25% chance the storm will hit the US, 25% chance it will hit Canada, and 50% chance it will spin back out to sea.

The latest predictions show tropical storm-force winds reaching the north-central Bahamas by Friday and moving north over the weekend, with a possible potential landfall in the US along the mid-Atlantic coast on Tuesday.

“Until Jose is farther along on its loop, the models are likely to have large errors,”says Jeff Masters, a meteorologist at Weather Underground. “We should not take too much comfort (or indulge in too much angst) over a particular set of model runs.”

Tropical storm warning for Los Cabos due to Hurricane Norma .
A tropical storm warning was in effect Saturday for the resort-studded southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula due to Hurricane Norma, which is forecast to pass nearby in the coming days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was essentially stationary in the morning but was expected to resume motion toward the north and approach waters west of the peninsula late Sunday or early Monday.Norma had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), just above the minimum threshold for a Category 1 hurricane. The storm was 250 miles (400 kilometers) south of Cabo San Lucas.

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