JOSE BECOMES 3RD MAJOR HURRICANE OF THE 2017 ATLANTIC SEASON…
ABOUT 590 MI…955 KM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…120 MPH…195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 18 MPH…
At 500 PM, the center of Hurricane Jose was located
near latitude 15.5 North, longitude 52.4 West. Jose is moving toward
the west-northwest near 18 mph (30 km/h). The hurricane is expected
to continue on this heading with a slight decrease in forward speed
during the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher
gusts. Jose is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening is possible
during the next 24 to 36 hours.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles
The estimated minimum central pressure is 966 mb