National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Jose Nearing Bermuda Jose Passing Just West of Bermuda, August 28, 2011 (Update 5 PM AST)

Miami, Florida—(ENEWSPF)—August 28, 2011 – UPDATE 5 PM AST.  The National Hurricane Center in Miami reports that as of 5 PM AST (2100 UTC), Tropical Storm Jose is located 332. N, 657. W, about 80 mi (130 km) NW of Bermuda.  Maximum sustained winds are 45 mph (75 km/h).  Jose’s present movement is N or 360 degrees at 17 mph (28 km/h).  Minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).

There are no changes in watches and warnings being made with this advisory.

Summary of Watches and Warnings in Effect

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

  • Bermuda

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area, in this case within 12 hours.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your National Meteorological Service.

Discussion and 48-Hour Outlook

As of 5 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Jose was located near latitude 33.2 north, longitude 65.7 west. Jose is moving toward the north near 17 mph (28 km/h). A turn toward the north-northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected by early Monday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is expected during the next 12 -24 hours, but Jose is forecast to weaken by late Monday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 50 miles (85 km) from the center. Commissioners point on Bermuda recently reported a wind gust to 61 mph (98 km/h). Also, ..a ship located about 35 miles north of Bermuda reported wind gusts in excess of 58 mph during the past hour.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).

Hazards Affecting Land

Tropical storm conditions are occurring over portions of Bermuda but are expected to gradually abate by late this evening.

Surface Wind Field

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This graphic shows the areas potentially being affected by the sustained winds of tropical storm force (in orange) and hurricane force (in red). The display is based on the wind radii contained in the latest Forecast/Advisory (indicated at the top of the figure). Users are reminded that the Forecast/Advisory wind radii represent the maximum possible extent of a given wind speed within particular quadrants around the tropical cyclone. As a result, not all locations falling within the orange or red shaded areas will be experiencing sustained tropical storm or hurricane force winds, respectively.

In addition to the wind field, this graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch (yellow). The white dot indicates the current position of the center of the tropical cyclone, and the dashed line shows the history of the center of the tropical cyclone. 

source: nhc.noaa.gov