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Hurricane Jose Churns In Atlantic Between The Bahamas And Bermuda

15 September 2017
Hurricane Jose Churns In Atlantic Between The Bahamas And Bermuda

At one point last weekend, Jose was a Category 4 hurricane.

National Hurricane Center (NHC) latest forecast for Hurricane Jose has the Category 1 storm turning northeast back into the Atlantic over the next five days. The storm is expected to restrengthen and become a hurricane again by this weekend, the center said.

As of 10 a.m., Jose was 435 miles northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and 520 miles southwest of Bermuda.

According to the Bermuda Weather Service, it is nearing the base of its turn and is expected to turn westerly and then west-northwesterly over the next day or so.

It's a category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 miles per hour and, because of wind shear, may weaken to a tropical storm later Tuesday. There are no warnings or watches with the storm but surf swells are being generated that are impacting Bermuda, the Bahamas, the northern coasts of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico and the southeast coast of the USA, including North Carolina.

Swells produced by Jose may impact the East Coast over the next few days.

The Canadian computer model keeps Jose away from North Carolina but does have landfall in along Cape Cod with tropical storm winds for Boston and Providence, RI. Forecasters say these swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.