JOSE NOW A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE…
ABOUT 660 MI…1060 KM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…105 MPH…165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 18 MPH
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Antigua and Barbuda
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Anguilla, Montserrat, St Kitts, and Nevis
* Saba and St. Eustatius
At 200 PM , the center of Hurricane Jose was located
near latitude 15.2 North, longitude 51.4 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 have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h)
with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the
next 48 hours, and Jose is expected to become a major hurricane on
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 100
miles (160 km).
RAINFALL: Jose is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
2 to 6 inches in the Leeward Islands from Dominica to Anguilla.
Isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches are possible in the northern
Leeward Islands from Antigua and Barbuda to Anguilla. This rainfall
will maintain any ongoing flooding and may cause additional
SURF: Swells generated by Jose are likely to affect portions of
the Leeward Islands by Saturday. These swells are likely to cause
life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult
products from your local weather office.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM