9/13/17 - Hurricane Jose Should Miss The U.S., but Bermuda Should Monitor

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The tropics in the Atlantic have thankfully quieted down a bit now that Hurricane Irma is just a remnant low over the Eastern U.S. We are still watching Hurricane Jose north of the Caribbean Islands, just meandering around due to a weak steering flow. There is some wind shear and dry air that is affecting the storm and will continue to do so the next couple days, so it may weaken into a strong tropical storm briefly, but around the end of this week it should become a hurricane again. Now when we talk about potential U.S. impacts from Jose, the chances are very low at this moment. Almost all models take the storm out to sea, although there are a few that do bring Jose into the Mid-Atlantic or New England. That’s why we’re still going to be needing to watch this storm closely just in case he follows one of those paths close to land. If Jose doesn’t make landfall on the U.S., which it shouldn’t at this time, it will still bring larger waves to the Eastern Seaboard. If you’re in Bermuda, that’s a different story because there is the potential Jose gets very close to Bermuda as a category 1 hurricane. Just monitor the forecast and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on the Hurricane Tracker App.

We’ll another update as conditions warrant on Hurricane Jose.

-- Jackson Dill, Hurricane Tracker Team