Improving Saturday; 5 AM Hurricane Jose Update

Good morning!

With skies gradually becoming partly cloudy, expect a high around 82 today and light winds. Tonight will feature a low of 61, again with partly cloudy skies and light winds.

One day graphic 9-16-17

Down the line, we are still watching Jose, which is now a hurricane with 80 mph winds. Jose is expected to become a high end tropical storm by the time it nears our area. While the current path forecast indicates we are just a little too far from the storm to get tropical storm force winds, not only will Jose’s wind field expand as it transitions to more of a Nor’Easter-style storm, but also, we are within the cone of uncertainty for the storm path – and tropical storm impacts can occur outside that cone. So there is plenty of time for the storm to get closer or for the wind field to expand even further. Of course, the reverse effect could also happen, and Jose could move further away from us.

At the very least, under a path similar to the current one, some showers would be likely. Beyond that, local impacts are too unclear, so stay tuned for later updates.

Jose at 5A 9-16-17.png

Have a great day!

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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