Hurricane Jose - Oct 1999
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The country has been affected by hurricane "José" rains and winds in late October. Preliminary reports indicate that damage to housing and infrastructure has been incurred, while an evaluation of possible damage to the important tourist infrastructure is underway. An assessment of damage to the agricultural sector has not yet been made available. The island is currently being threatened by Hurricane "Lenny". COSTA RICA (2 November)
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Washington October 25, 1999 - The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports Tropical Storm Jose has moved out into the Atlantic about 575 miles southeast of Nova Scotia. The system is losing its tropical characteristics and NHC forecasters have issued the last NHC Jose advisory.
Jose moved through the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico (PR) on October 21 with minimal impact. Damage on both the USVI and PR was limited to a few power outages and some scattered debris. There were no reports of fatalities or injuries associated with Jose.
Washington October 22, 1999 -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports Jose is on its way into the Atlantic today. At 5 a.m., Jose was located about 130 miles northeast of San Juan, PR, moving off to the north at 10 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 65 mph, which is not quite hurricane level.
NHC forecasters expect Jose's current track to continue through tomorrow night, followed by a turn to the northeast. Some strengthening is anticipated, and Jose may actually regain hurricane status.
EVENT: Hurricane Jose
DATE OF OCCURRENCE: October 20 - 21 1999
As of 5:00pm this afternoon all watches and warnings have been lifted. However caution is to be observed as heavy rainfall and high seas are expected until Jose completely clears the area.
Damage assessments reports suggest that the impact was greater on Antigua & Barbuda. Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Kitts/Nevis and Montserrat experienced tropical gale force winds and suffered minimal damage.
Miami (dpa) - Tropical Storm Jose, downgraded Thursday from a hurricane, was heading toward open seas after churning through the eastern Caribbean where it ripped off roofs, knocked down trees and caused flooding.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said that at 2100 GMT, Jose was near latitude 19.2 north and longitude 65.7 west, about 90 kilometres north-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
It was moving west northwest at 15 kilometres per hour and was expected to turn north on Friday. Sustained winds of 100 kilometres per hour extended outward up to 220 kilometres.
Hurricane Jose, with maximum sustained winds of 100mph(160km/hr) passed over the northern Leeward Islands between Wednesday, October 20, and early this morning Thursday, October 21, 1999. The core of the storm passed directly over the island Antigua, where preliminary damage reports indicate that this was the most severely impacted island. The islands of Dominica, Anguilla, Barbuda, St.
Washington October 21, 1999 -- The latest Hurricane Jose forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) shows the storm tracking farther away from the US Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico (PR) this morning.
Once it passes the islands, NHC forecasters expect Jose to turn to the north-northeast and move out into the open water of the Atlantic Ocean.
The storm's position at 5 a.m. was 30 miles east-northeast of St. Thomas, USVI.
By Colin James
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Hurricane Jose weakened on Thursday to a minimal hurricane, but not before pummeling the tiny islands of the northeastern Caribbean.
The eye of the storm and its fiercest winds passed on Wednesday directly over Antigua, a tourism-dependent island badly damaged by Hurricane Luis four years ago.
Winds clocked at 100 mph (160 kph) blew off roofs, downed power lines and knocked over trees. Residents were cautioned to stay inside.
But by 5 a.m.
Jose bypasses Dominica but still heading Northwest for the Leeward Islands
At 11am, Wednesday October 19, the center of Hurricane Jose was located near latitude 17.1north, longitude 61.5 west very close to Antigua. With maximum sustained winds near 100 mph (160 km/hr), Jose is moving toward the northwest near 12mph (19km/hr) and this motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours.
WTNT34 KNHC 201155
HURRICANE JOSE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 11A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
Washington October 20, 1999 - Even with a reduced threat, officials are still taking precautions to be ready for the impact of Hurricane Jose. FEMA's regional office in New York City (Region II) with responsibility for coordinating activity in the Caribbean began 24 hour operations in their Regional Operations Center (ROC) this morning.
The Region II Advance Emergency Response Team has personnel staged at the Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) in the U.S.
By Colin James
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Hurricane Jose blew off roofs, downed power lines and knocked over trees in Antigua on Wednesday as its 100-mph (160-kph) winds pummeled the tiny islands of the northeastern Caribbean.
The eye of the storm and its fiercest winds passed directly over Antigua, a tourism-dependent island badly damaged by Hurricane Luis four years ago.
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.
At 2:00pm local time, the National Hurricane Center's Advisory Number 4a has indicated that the center of circulation has reformed to the north of previous positions and is now centered at 12.2N and 55.1W or approximately 305 miles ESE of Bridgetown Barbados. The system is moving towards the west-northwest at near 11mph. This places the closest point of approach to Barbados some 28hours away.
JOSE NOW UPGRADED TO HURRICANE STATUS AND BEARING DOWN ON THE LESSER ANTILLES
Jose is now categorized as a Hurricane and is approaching the Lesser Antilles. Hurricane warnings have been issued for Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda, Nevis, Anguilla and St.Kitts. Hurricane Watches have also been issued for the British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for St. Lucia and Barbados whilst a hurricane watch is in effect for St.
JOSE NEARS THE LESSER ANTILLES
Islands in the Lesser Antilles should hasten to complete all preparations as Jose moves closer.
The Hurricane Watch issued for the British Virgin Islands this morning has now been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning. Warnings also remain in effect for Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda, Nevis, St. Kitts/Nevis and Anguilla. Tropical storm warning remains in effect for St. Lucia. Barbados has discontinued the tropical storm warning and has issued a flood watch.