Even as Irma batters the US, Hurricane Jose churns in the Atlantic

14 September, 2017, 01:12 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • National Hurricane Center

"Even with such a complex track expected to evolve, there is good agreement amongst most of the model guidance", the National Hurricane Center said in a forecast discussion.

At present, Hurricane Jose about 400 miles north-northeast of the Grand Turk Island.

"Jose is moving toward the east near 5 miles per hour (7 km/h), and a turn to the southeast and south at a slow forward speed is expected over the next couple of days".

After Irma climbed up Florida, it had slowed to a tropical depression as it dumps rain over Tennessee and the Ohio Valley, NHC reported. While it's going around in circles for the time being, Hurricane Jose is later expected to make its way up towards the nearby coast to make a landfall.

There are no coastal watches or warning in effect for Jose.

On Tuesday, the hurricane had weakened as it turned eastward.

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Hurricane Irma left a deadly wake in the Caribbean islands before slamming into the Florida Keys early Sunday, then pushing north through Florida.

Jose's unusual spin is because of weak steering currents that are letting it be jostled around by a large deep-layer trough to the northeast.

As with any weather forecast, and as we have seen with Hurricane Irma, hurricane tracks and intensities can change overnight.

By Monday, a ridge of high pressure will ride along the east coast.

This places the entire eastern side of North America at risk, with Jose capable of making its landfall anywhere between SC, U.S. and Newfoundland, Canada.

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