Tropical Disturbances in Eastern Atlantic

Violet Powell
September 15, 2017

Jose will track between Bermuda and the east coast of the United States into next week, generating risky seas in the process.

The NHC issued an advisory at 11 a.m. Thursday for Tropical Storm Jose. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour with gusts up to 85 miles per hour.

"This evolution will cause Jose to make a slow clockwise loop during the next 3 days and then turn northward and northwestward once it moves around the western side of the ridge", forecasters wrote this morning.

At of 6pm day, the Category 1 storm was 422 nautical miles south of the island, and deemed a potential threat.

The only effect here in New England from Jose (and along the East Coast) is likely to be some rough seas.

A satellite image of Hurricane Jose in the Atlantic Ocean
A satellite image of Hurricane Jose in the Atlantic Ocean

Beyond the maneuver, forecasters don't agree on where Jose will eventually go in the Atlantic, with the current National Hurricane forecast calling for it to move to the north-northeast by the beginning of next week.

The track for Hurricane Jose is a unusual one. There is generally not a dominant weather feature that is steering the storm, so model forecasts can vary widely between each other and from run to run.

Before this hurricane season, the United States had gone a record 12 years without a major hurricane landfall.

The full hurricane season lasts until November 30, although the peak season generally stretches from about mid-August to mid-October.

Hurricane Jose could whip up potentially risky surf conditions and exacerbate beach erosion from Hurricane Irma.

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