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----------Issued by the NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 500 PM AST Sat Sep 09 2017
...CORE OF DANGEROUS HURRICANE JOSE WILL MOVE AWAY FROM THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS TONIGHT...
 SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...19.2N 62.4W ABOUT 85 MI...135 KM NNE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH...230 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...945 MB...27.91 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of Antigua has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for Barbuda and Anguilla.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * St. Martin * Sint Maarten * St. Barthelemy
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jose was located near latitude 19.2 North, longitude 62.4 West. Jose is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the core of Jose will move away from the northern Leeward Islands tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts.  Jose is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Little change in intensity is expected overnight, but gradual weakening should begin on Sunday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 945 mb (27.91 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected within the tropical storm warning areas through this evening.
RAINFALL:  Jose is expected to produce up to an inch of additional rainfall on Anguilla through this evening. This rainfall will maintain any ongoing flooding.
STORM SURGE:  Tidal levels will gradually subside over the northern Leeward Islands tonight.
SURF:  Swells generated by Jose are affecting portions of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, and will begin to affect the northern coasts of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola, and portions of the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands over the next couple of days. These swells are likely to produce life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM AST. Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.
$$ Forecaster R Ballard
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