TS Jose Close to Hurricane Strength
HERE IS THE 11PM UPDATE
LOCATION…13.1N and 44.5W
ABOUT 1135 MI…1825 KM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…70 MPH…110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 17 MPH…28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…998 MB…29.47 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests in the Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 1100 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Jose was
located near latitude 13.1 North, longitude 44.5 West. Jose is
moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this
general motion is expected to continue over the next couple of
Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph with higher
gusts. Continued gradual trengthening is forecast and Jose is
expected to become a hurricane by later today.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)
from the center.