The National Hurricane Center says Jose's winds have decreased to 130 mph as of the 2:00 a.m. update.
Jose is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuation in intensity, up or down, could occur during the next 24 hours. Afterward, gradual weakening is expected to occur.
The center of Hurricane Jose was located near latitude 20.4 North, longitude 64.0 West. Jose is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue today. A slower forward motion is expected on Monday as Jose makes a turn toward the north.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. Jose is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 944 mb (27.88 inches).
It becomes the 3rd major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
- St. Martin
- Sint Maarten
- St. Barthelemy
Tropical Storm Katia formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday morning at 4 a.m., it was later upgraded to a Hurricane.
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
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