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Hurricane Jose's circular path may take him out to sea

Hurricane Jose is no threat to the U.S.

Hurricane Jose is turning a slow loop in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean, far from populated areas. Forecasters believe the storm will eventually move north and west, further away from the mainland United States.

There is no current threat to the U.S. mainland.

Here is the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center:

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Hurricane Jose Advisory Number 31

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL122017

1100 PM AST Tue Sep 12 2017

...JOSE LOOPING OVER THE SOUTHWEST ATLANTIC BETWEEN THE BAHAMAS AND

BERMUDA...

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...26.5N 66.4W

ABOUT 495 MI...800 KM NE OF THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS

ABOUT 410 MI...665 KM SSW OF BERMUDA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...SE OR 125 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...985 MB...29.09 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jose was located

near latitude 26.5 North, longitude 66.4 West. Jose is moving

toward the southeast near 9 mph (15 km/h), but it is expected to

make a slow clockwise loop during the next 48 hours, moving

west-northwestward by late Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher

gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48

hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the

center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140

miles (220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 985 mb (29.09 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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None

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