Hurricane Jose could threaten New York next weekby Richard Bailey 16/09/2017 19:05:00 0 comments 1 Views
- Hurricane Jose could threaten the Atlantic seaboard by Wednesday
- Storm system currently 480 miles off Cape Hatteras with winds of 80mph
- Track now shows possibility that storm center could hit Long Island
- Air Force hurricane hunter plane now en route to investigate storm
By Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:41 EDT, 16 September 2017 | Updated: 19:05 EDT, 16 September 2017
Advance forecasts have raised the possibility that Hurricane Jose could threaten New York in the coming week.
The Category One hurricane was on Saturday morning moving northwest 480 miles off of Cape Hatteras with sustained winds of 80mph.
The center of the storm could hit Long Island Wednesday, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center.
An Air Force hurricane hunter plane was en route to investigate the storm on Saturday morning.
The latest satellite imagery of Hurricane Jose shows it on Saturday. The storm is moving morning moving northwest 480 miles off of Cape Hatteras with winds of 80mph
The latest storm track forecast shows the possibility of the center of the storm hitting Long Island, although the storm could also veer out to sea
If Jose does track towards the Atlantic seaboard, it could add on to an already devastating hurricane season, following Harvey's flooding in Texas and Irma's destruction in Florida.
There’s an 18 per cent chance of tropical storm-force winds hitting New York City between Tuesday and Wednesday, Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground, told Bloomberg.
No areas of the coast are currently under storm watches or warnings, and forecasters stressed vigilance as the storm could hit land or move back out to sea.
Currently there is less than a 30 percent chance that tropical storm-force winds will hit New York City, according to this forecast map
This map shows 20 different potential storm tracks for Jose. There is much disagreement between forecasters as to what direction the storm may ultimately take
'Interests from North Carolina northward to New England on the east coast of the United States should monitor the progress of this system,' the NHC said in a flash bulletin on Saturday.
'Tropical storm watches may be needed for portions of this area during the next day or two,' the agency said.
Up and down the coast from New York to Florida, there are already rip current advisories in effect, with officials warning that rough surf and waves generated by Jose could make beach activities hazardous.