The centre of Hurricane Jose was located near latitude 17.5 North, longitude 60.3 West. Jose is moving toward the west-northwest near Puerto Rico at 13 mph (20 km/h). A continued west-northwest to northwest motion is expected during the next couple of days, with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph (240 km/h).
A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast in the hurricane warning areas. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.
Jose is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches in the Leeward Islands from Guadeloupe to Anguilla, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches. Jose is also expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches over the Virgin Islands and Dominica. This rainfall will maintain any ongoing flooding and may cause additional life-threatening flooding.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for-
* Barbuda and Anguill
* St. Martin
* St. Barthelemy
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for-
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for-
* Saba and St. Eustatius
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for-
* Montserrat, St Kitts, and Nevis
* British Virgin Islands
* St. Thomas and St. Joh
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24 hours.Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 24 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Reference- Irma Hurricane- NHC Sept 09 2017.