Hurricane Jose brings 'dangerous' surf to New Jersey shore

By UPI Staff   |   Updated Sept. 19, 2017 at 5:35 PM
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Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Hurricane Jose brought dangerous surf and rip currents to the New Jersey shore Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said.

In its 5 p.m. advisory, the NHC said the Category 1 storm was located 270 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and 285 miles south-southwest of Nantucket, Mass.

The storm's sustained winds are 75 mph and Jose is moving north-northeast at 8 mph

Forecasters said Jose should maintain its strength Tuesday but weaken Wednesday.

"On the forecast track, the center of Jose is forecast to pass well offshore of the Delmarva peninsula later [Tuesday], pass well to the east of the New Jersey coast on Wednesday, and pass offshore of southeastern Massachusetts by Thursday," the NHC said.

Tropical storm warnings were in effect from Woods Hole, Mass., to Sagamore Beach, Mass.; Block Island, R.I.; Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; and Nantucket, Mass. Tropical storm watches were in effect on the coast of Long Island, N.Y., from Fire Island Inlet to Port Jefferson.

Jose was not expected to make landfall in the United States, but officials say it could create potentially life-threatening conditions within 36 hours. Hurricane-force winds extend up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds about 310 miles.

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