5PM Hurricane Jose Update. Wind Still 75MPH

Good Evening From Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca..

.JOSE DRIFTING SOUTHWARD…

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST..
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LOCATION…25.3N 65.6W
ABOUT 500 MI…810 KM ENE OF THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS
ABOUT 485 MI…780 KM S OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH.
PRESENT MOVEMENT…S OR 180 DEGREES AT 3 MPH..
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…988 MB…29.18 INCHES

At 500 PM AST , the center of Hurricane Jose was located
near latitude 25.3 North, longitude 65.6 West. Jose is moving
toward the south near 3 mph (6 km/h), but is expected to complete
a slow clockwise loop during the next couple of days, and is
forecast to be moving west-northwestward by late Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher
gusts. Jose could weaken to a tropical storm in a couple of
days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles
(185 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 988 mb (29.18 inches).

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR NEW ENGLAND?

Now thru the weekend there is no “immediate threat”, but a storm in this position needs to be watched closely. Long range guidance continues to indicate the storm moving north and well off the east coast of the US by this weekend into early next week. Jose is forecast to eventually turn northeast way from New England on Monday. Bottom line, need to watch it carefully, especially in the Sunday Monday time frame.  Even with an offshore track, increasing swells, surf and rip currents are likely late this week and into the weekend. Remember, lifeguards are no longer on duty at state beaches.

 

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