Sunday, September 17, 2017

NOAA: Hurricane Jose Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory due to Hurricane Jose located off of the U.S. east coast.

Hurricane Jose Strength

As of 11 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, September 16, 2017, Jose has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 km/h), with higher gusts.

Jose is currently a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. NHC forecasters expect that Jose will remain a hurricane through Monday night.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center of the tropical cyclone and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km).

Hurricane Jose 2017 Spaghetti Models

Spaghetti models forecast that Hurricane Jose's projected path will take the eye of the tropical cyclone northwestward parallel to the North Carolina and Virginia coasts on Monday and Tuesday, then near New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts on Wednesday, before curving back out into the open North Atlantic on Thursday.

Hurricane Jose Projected Path

Hurricane Jose is located 465 miles west-southwest of Bermuda and is moving to the north at 7 mph (11 km/h). NHC forecasters say that Jose is expected to continue north with an increase in forward speed through Monday.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts that the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, could be the busiest in seven years.