5PM Hurricane Jose Update. Category 1 Storm

Good Evening from Chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca @tony_tpetrarca

JOSE CONTINUES MOVING SLOWLY EASTWARD WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN
STRENGTH…

SUMMARY OF 500 PM
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LOCATION…27.6N 67.4W
ABOUT 480 MI…775 KM NNE OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
ABOUT 640 MI…1030 KM N OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…
PRESENT MOVEMENT…E OR 100 DEGREES AT 7 MPH…
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…987 MB…29.15 INCHES

LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jose was located
near latitude 27.6 North, longitude 67.4 West. Jose is moving
toward the east near 7 mph (11 km/h), and a turn to the southeast
and south at a slow forward speed is expected over the next couple
of days. On the forecast track, the center of Jose will remain well
to the east-northeast of the Bahamas through Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher
gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48
hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140
miles (220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 987 mb (29.15 inches).

FORECAST TRACK NOW THRU SUNDAY

MULTIPLE COMPUTER MODEL FORECAST TRACKS THRU NEXT WEEK

Each white line is a long range forecast track  As of now most computer guidance keeps the storm offshore of the United States East coast. However by late this weekend into early next week we need to keep a cautious watch here in New England.

Tony Petrarca

 

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