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16 Aug 2001 description

Extracted from FEMA National Situation Update

19 Oct 1999 description

Washington October 19, 1999 -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports if Tropical Storm Jose stays on its current predicted path, the system should pass directly over the Virgin Islands during the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 21. At that time NHC forecasters expect the storm will have intensified to a Category II hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 103 mph.

As of 5 a.m. today, NHC reports the storm was 140 miles east-southeast of Barbados, moving west-northwest at 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 65 mph, just 9 mph below Category I hurricane status.