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Tropical Storm JOSE
ZCZC MIATCPAT2 ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM BULLETIN Tropical Storm Jose Intermediate Advisory Number 62A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL122017 800 PM AST Wed Sep 20 2017 ...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO OCCUR IN PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TONIGHT... ...DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL MORE DAYS ALONG MUCH OF THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES... SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...39.4N 68.6W ABOUT 145 MI...235 KM SSE OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 55 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...979 MB...28.91 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: None. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, including Cape Cod * Block Island * Martha's Vineyard * Nantucket A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Jose was located near latitude 39.4 North, longitude 68.6 West. Jose is moving toward the northeast near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected through tonight. A slow westward motion should begin by Thursday night. On the forecast track, the center of Jose is expected to meander off the coast of southern New England during the next few days. Reports from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple of days. Jose is a large tropical cyclone. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km) from the center. NOAA buoy 44008, located about 65 miles southeast of Nantucket, recently reported a sustained wind of 40 mph (65 km/h) and a gust to 49 mph (80 km/h). The latest minimum central pressure measure by reconnaissance aircraft is 979 mb (28.91 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin in the warning area tonight and continue through Thursday. SURF: Swells generated by Jose are affecting Bermuda and much of the U.S. east coast and will likely cause dangerous surf and rip current conditions during the next several days. For more information, please consult products from your local weather office. RAINFALL: Jose is expected to produce the following additional rainfall accumulations through Thursday: Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod...1 to 2 inches. Nantucket...2 to 4 inches. These rainfall totals could cause isolated flash flooding. NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST. $$ Forecaster Brown NNNN