Update on Hurricane Jose–Still Category 1, Moving Slowly in Atlantic

By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
September 13, 2017 12:22 pm Last Updated: September 13, 2017 2:37 pm

Hurricane Jose is still a Category 1 storm and is about 500 miles east-northeast from the southeastern Bahamas and 470 miles south of Bermuda.

It has winds of 75 mph, and it’s moving slowly southeast at 7 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in an 11 a.m. update on Wednesday.

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Right now, “There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect,” the NHC stated. Jose has experienced “little change in strength,” the agency noted.

According to Accuweather.com, Jose’s strange looping track should be monitored by people across the U.S. East Coast.

“We expect Jose to fluctuate between a minimal hurricane and tropical storm over the next several days,” said AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.

Jose will move in a circular pattern to the south and then northwest before going north, keeping the storm hundreds of miles from the East Coast and the Bahamas.

“Jose could remain at sea and pose no direct threat to land,” Kottlowski said.

Jose became the fourth hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season.

Over the weekend, Hurricane Irma hit Florida, leaving a trail of devastation.

Some 4 million homes and businesses are still without power across Florida and other southeastern U.S. states.

At least 26 people died in Florida and nearby U.S. states, and destruction was widespread in the Keys, where Irma made initial U.S. landfall on Sunday and became the second major hurricane to strike the mainland this season.

Joan Markel, stands in food waters cleaning debris from her yard, after Hurricane Irma near Jerome, Florida, U.S., September 12, 2017. (Reuters/Bryan Woolston)
Joan Markel, cleaning debris from her yard, after Hurricane Irma hit Jerome, Fla., on Sept. 12, 2017. (Reuters/Bryan Woolston)
Renel Madere stands inside his mobile home, which was damaged by Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Florida, U.S. September 12, 2017 (Reuters/Stephen Yang)
Renel Madere stands inside his mobile home, which was damaged by Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Fla., on Sept. 12, 2017. (Reuters/Stephen Yang)
Boats are seen after being blown from the dock into the marsh after Hurricane Irma passed through in St Marys, Georgia, U.S., September 12, 2017. (Reuters/Chris Keane)
Boats sit on dry land, having been being blown from the dock when Hurricane Irma passed St Marys, Ga., on Sept. 12, 2017. (Reuters/Chris Keane)
A damaged coastal house is pictured after Hurricane Irma passed the area in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, U.S., September 12, 2017. (Reuters/Chris Wattie)
A damaged coastal house after Hurricane Irma passed Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on Sept. 12, 2017.
A tree smashed into a house killing a man inside in Sandy Springs, Ga., on Sept. 11, 2017, as Tropical Storm Irma moved across the state. (City of Sandy Springs)
A tree smashed into a house killing a man inside in Sandy Springs, Ga., on Sept. 11, 2017, as Tropical Storm Irma moved across the state. (City of Sandy Springs)

Reuters contributed to this report.