Jose moving slowly, triggering strong rip currents

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017|10:32 p.m.

Cyclone Jose continues its slow northward trek but remains far from land as it creates effective swells affecting coastal areas in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the U.S. southeast.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 11 p.m. Saturday upgrade that tropical storm watches were possible for the U.S. East Coast over the next day approximately and encouraged people from North Carolina to New England to keep an eye on Jose’s progress. The center says harmful surf and rip currents are expected along the East Coast of the United States.

The typhoon had optimal continual winds of 80 mph (130 kph). It lay about 465 miles (750 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and was heading north at 7 mph (11 kph).

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p.m.

Hurricane Jose was moving gradually however far from land however creating powerful swells that were impacting coastal locations in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the U.S. southeast.

The United States National Cyclone Center in Miami said Saturday that tropical storm watches were possible for the U.S. East Coast over the next day or two and advised people from North Carolina to New England to keep an eye on Jose’s progress.

Life-threatening rip-currents are anticipated along the East Coast of the United States.

The cyclone had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph). It lay about 485 miles (780 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and was heading north at 6 miles per hour (9 kph).

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5:50 p.m.

Tropical Storm Maria has actually formed in the Atlantic and is forecast to reinforce and brush by some islands that were just recently trashed by Hurricane Irma.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kph). It lay about 620 miles east southeast of the Lesser Antilles and was heading west at 20 mph (31 kph). A slower west-northwest motion is expected over the next number of days.

A Typhoon Watch is in impact for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat.

Maria is anticipated to be a hurricane as it approaches the Leeward Islands on Monday.

Maria might likewise impact the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by mid-week as an unsafe significant typhoon, and typhoon watches could be released for these islands as early as Sunday.

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1:50 p.m.

. A tropical anxiety has actually formed in the Atlantic and the system is anticipated to strengthen and brush by islands that were just recently trashed by Cyclone Irma.

The U.S. National Cyclone Center in Miami said Saturday that a hurricane watch was in impact for the islands of St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The hurricane center says the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later on Saturday, and might be near cyclone status when it approaches the Leeward Islands on Tuesday.

The death toll from Irma in the Caribbean was 38.

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11:15 a.m.

Cyclone season is roaring on as Hurricane Lee forms far from land, Jose threatens the United States East Coast and Norma moves closer to Mexico.

Norma is forecast to pass near the resort-studded southern suggestion of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula late Sunday and early Monday.

On the other hand in the Atlantic, Jose threatens to impact the Northeast part of the U.S. in the next couple of days, and Lee became a hurricane.

The United States National Typhoon Center in Miami said Saturday that Lee had sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kph) and was about 655 miles (1055 kilometers) west of the Cabo Verde Islands. Little change in strength is forecast over the next couple of days.

To the west, another disruption triggered tropical storm watches for a portion of the Lesser Antilles. The system has to do with 755 miles (1215 kilometers) east of the area, and the governments of St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe have issued watches.

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8:30 a.m.

. A tropical storm caution was in result Saturday for the resort-studded southern pointer of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula due to Typhoon Norma, which is forecast to pass close by in the coming days.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was essentially stationary in the morning but was expected to resume motion towards the north and method waters west of the peninsula late Sunday or early Monday.

Norma had optimal sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kph), simply above the minimum limit for a Category 1 typhoon. The storm was 260 miles (420 kilometers) south of Cabo San Lucas.

The peninsular region that’s the home of the twin resort cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo was struck about two weeks earlier by Tropical Storm Lidia, which flooded streets and homes and eliminated a minimum of four individuals.

In the Atlantic, Cyclone Jose was far from land however producing powerful swells that the center said were impacting coastal locations in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the United States southeast.

The center included that hurricane watches were possible for the United States East Coast later on in the day and recommended individuals from North Carolina to New England to keep track of Jose’s progress.

The typhoon had optimal continual winds of 80 miles per hour (130 kph). It was located about 550 miles (885 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and was heading northwest at 9 mph (15 kph).

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