Hurricane Jose, and Katia Are Not As Intense As Irma
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Tropical Storm Jose formed over the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2017, following the path of Hurricane Irma just as the colossal storm Irma grew into a Category 5 hurricane. Jose has so far reached maximum wind speeds of 40 mph (65 km/h). As tropical storm force winds extends up to 45 miles (72 km) out from the eye of the storm, NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration)’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicts that Jose could turn into Category 2 hurricane by Friday. The NHC indicated that at this stage, its predictions for Jose are full of uncertainties. On the forecast track, Jose is expected to reach maximum wind speeds of up to 103 mph(165 km/h) with stronger individual gusts. Conditions are expected to deteriorate over the next 48 hours as the tropical storm picks up in speed. “The environment in which Jose is located in appears to be quite conducive for development for the next three days,” said the NHC. Jose should be arriving close to Barbados and then the island of Guadeloupe by Sunday.It is yet unclear just how close to the Caribbean Islands Jose will come, but the hurricane will most likely just brush the islands before it heads back out into the Atlantic Ocean. The hurricane will slow down by the weekend before it shifts course towards the northwest, away from the Caribbean Sea.
In the Southwestern Gulf is Hurricane Katia. It will drift a little eastward and strengthen a bit more before turning southwest moving into Mexico.
Both Hurricane Jose and Katie are of Category 1 while Irma is Category 5.
There had been times when 3 named storms occurred at the same time in the Atlantic: in 2010 and 1998.
You may also be interested in these posts:
- Preparation For Hurricane Irma
- Leon County Emergency Management Message
- Southwest Floridians, Be Prepared For Hurricane Irma
- What Should We Do About This “New Normal”
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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