Large Waves and Rough Seas Expected to Accompany Jose
the 5:00 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, the center of
Jose is forecast to pass well east of the North Carolina coast on
Monday, and tropical-storm-force winds are currently expected to remain
offshore of the Outer Banks.
an additional increase in the size of the storm or a westward
adjustment in the track forecast could bring tropical storm conditions
closer to the Outer Banks, and residents and visitors should monitor
the progress of Jose through Monday.
now, sea conditions will remain dangerous for the foreseeable future.
The main impact of Jose is expected to be be very rough surf and
dangerous rip currents that will continue through at least Tuesday.
very large waves combined with gusty north winds could lead to beach
erosion and possible ocean over wash later Monday thru early Tuesday,
with areas north of Cape Hatteras being the most susceptible.
wind field associated with Jose is forecast to expand as it lifts
north, and because of this, a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for
coastal waters from Ocracoke north. The strongest winds are expected to
develop Monday and continue through Monday night.
addition to Jose, Marie and Lee are now named storms. Both
currently pose no threat to the U.S. mainland, but are indicative of
the very active hurricane season that the country is experiencing.
www.weather.gov/mhx for weather forecast information covering Eastern
NC, and visit the National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov for
information on the tropics.
The Island Free Press will continue to monitor this system and will post updates as soon as they are available.