Hurricane Jose lingers in Atlantic, will it head toward US?

Hurricane Jose lingers in Atlantic, will it head toward US?

Hurricane Jose lingers in Atlantic, will it head toward US?

As Hurricane Irma tears a path of destruction through Florida, another major hurricane, Jose, has a message for residents along the U.S. East Coast: Don't forget about me just yet.

That's according to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami which said this morning that "some slight weakening is forecast, and Jose could become a tropical storm by tonight".

A westward motion is the result of a ridge of high pressure to the north and then east of the storm.

But models can have trouble forecasting unusual tracks such as Jose's expected path. The Hurricane Center reports that Jose "remain over SSTs [sea surface temperatures] over 29C [84 degrees Fahrenheit] for the entire forecast period".

The storm may bring a high risk of rip currents, too.

Have a family discussion about what you will do, where you will go and how you will communicate with each other when a storm threatens.


Hurricane Jose now sits on the northern side of the Caribbean Islands and it might just be heading towards the Canadian coasts.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km). Only three days earlier, Antigua and Barbuda had been devastated by a peak-strength Category 5 Irma, packing 185-mph winds.

Hurricane Jose formed less than a week after Hurricane Irma, and he's possibly headed toward the U.S.

The big question is: Is Jose something for the United States to worry about? It was once a Category 4. If history is a guide, more will be on the way.

The Atlantic Basin hurricane season starts up June 1st and runs until the end of November.

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