Hurricane Jose maintains Category 1 status

Katrina Barker
September 14, 2017

But Hurricane Jose is in the Atlantic near the same spot Irma was when computer models were pointing it directly at the SC coast, leading many to worry about whether another tropical punch is coming.

Hurricane Jose has lost strength over the last few days and is now carrying 75 miles per hour max sustained winds.

However, Jose made a decision to change paths and spared the Caribbean and is now hurling in the Atlantic.

"By days 4 and 5, Jose should track toward the west-northwest with a bit faster forward motion as the aforementioned mid-level high strengthens to the northeast of Jose".

Jose was packing 85 m.p.h. winds - a category one storm - and was expected to remain a category one storm when it inches closer to land.

As with Irma, Jose's exact threat to the United States is still unknown and will be determined over the coming days.

Hurricane Irma brought widespread destruction in Florida, with Florida Keys being the worst affected area.

The National Hurricane Center said Jose is moving well to the north of Puerto Rico, and all watches and warnings were dropped for the northern Leeward Islands, which received a glancing blow from the storm on Saturday.

For the European weather model, a recurvature out to sea or a landfall in New England or Canada were the preferred solutions.

Of course, forecast models can change; Irma was definitely proof of that, with models originally pointing at a landfall as far north as North Carolina before consistently shifting west to a landfall on the west coast of Florida at Marco Island Sunday afternoon.

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