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Should NC be worried about Jose?

Hurricane Jose became a Category 4 as it followed Irma's path in September

The National Hurricane Center issued an advisory warning Sept. 8, 2017 calling Hurricane Jose an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm. There are currently three hurricanes churning in the Atlantic. Jose is following in Irma's path with sustained
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The National Hurricane Center issued an advisory warning Sept. 8, 2017 calling Hurricane Jose an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm. There are currently three hurricanes churning in the Atlantic. Jose is following in Irma's path with sustained

While Hurricane Irma’s projected track continued to shift west Friday, another hurricane in the Atlantic strengthened.

Hurricane Jose is now a Category 4 storm, marking the first time two Atlantic storms have had winds of 150 mph or stronger at the same time, according to Philip Klotzbach, a meteorologist at Colorado State University.

However Jose isn’t a threat in the foreseeable future, forecasters said Friday afternoon.

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne paid a visit to Barbuda Island on September 6, to survey the damage left by Hurricane Irma. “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” Browne told state broadcaster ABS TV, “95 per

Jose is expected to travel northwest and reach the Leeward Islands on Saturday, according to a statement from the National Hurricane Center. Current models indicate the storm might slowly move northeast, away from the U.S.

It’s always possible the storm could be influenced by a future weather pattern, said Steve Wilkinson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

“Right now, I would say it’s not a threat in any way,” Wilkinson said. “But we’ll keep an eye on it.”

The Dutch ministry of defense released aerial footage on September 7 showing Hurricane Irma’s path of destruction across the Dutch Caribbean island enclave of Saint Maarten. According to reports, at least 11 people had been confirmed dead by the m

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