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News update on Hurricane Jose
By Orson Nixon - Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Sep 9, 2017 - 6:44:15 PM

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News Item On Hurricane Jose Issued By The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, At 6pm Saturday 09th September 2017.

Core Of Dangerous Hurricane Jose Will Move Away From The Northern Leeward Islands Tonight

At 5:00pm Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Jose Was Located Near Latitude 19.2° North And Longitude 62.4° West Or About 85 Miles Norh-Northeast Of The Northern Leeward Islands.

Hurricane Jose Is Moving Toward The northwest At 14 Mph And This Motion Is Expected To Continue For The Next Couple Of Days. On The Forecast Track, The Core Of Jose Will Move Away From The Northern Leeward Islands Tonight.

Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 145 Miles Per Hour (Mph) With Higher Gusts.  Jose Is A Category 4 Hurricane On The Saffir-simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Little Change In Intensity Is Expected Overnight, But Gradual Weakening Should Begin On Sunday.

The Next News Item Will Be Issued At 6am.


Prepared By Forecaster: Orson Nixon

09/09/2017 2200utc.

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