National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Jose Nearing Bermuda

Miami, Florida—(ENEWSPF)—August 28, 2011 – UPDATE 11 AM EDT.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida reports that Tropical Storm Jose is nearing Bermuda.  As of 11 AM EDT, Jose is located 31.5 N, 65.7 W, about 75 miles (125 KM) southwest of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph (65 km/h).  Minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).

A Tropical Storm Warning is currently 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

At 11 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Jose was located near latitude 31.5 north, longitude 65.7 west. Jose is moving toward the north near 15 mph (24 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue today.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the next 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. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).

Hazards Affecting Land

Tropical Storm conditions are expected on Bermuda beginning later this afternoon.

Rain totals of 1 to 3 inches are possible on Bermuda.

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