Tropical Storm Warning for Southeast Massachusetts as Jose Lurks Off-shore

Muriel Hammond
September 22, 2017

In its 5 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Jose was about 150 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., and 330 miles nearly due east from New York City.

Hurricane Jose might be a few hundred miles off the Jersey Shore but the storm has been impacting the coastline since Monday night.

The storm, now about 200 miles south-southeast of Montauk Point as of early Wednesday morning, had dropped intensity to about 65 mph.

Tropical Storm Jose continued to bring gusty winds and rain to parts of the Northeast on Thursday while getting a bit weaker.

A wind gust of 48 miles per hour was reported this morning at the Nantucket Airport.


Jose wasn't moving much, however, and that is a trend that is expected to continue into next week.

NY officials say National Guard members, emergency equipment and supplies are ready on Long Island in case tropical storm conditions occur there. Forecasters said Jose could lose its tropical characteristics and become post-tropical as soon as tonight. While the weekend forecast calls for sun and warm temperatures, with Jose mingling off the coast there is the threat of unsafe rip currents. The outer rain bands were near the coast of southern New England.

The National Hurricane Center forecast cone that we show on WECT products is the official and best resource for storm intensity and track information.

The National Weather Service has issued coastal flood warnings and advisories for the Shore, and warned of unsafe rip currents along the beaches.

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