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Should we be worried about Hurricane Jose?

Posted at 1:54 AM, Sep 11, 2017

Hurricane Jose is still meandering in the Atlantic Ocean but as of Tuesday, it does not appear to be a threat to the U.S. or southeast coast.

The storm was packing 75 mph winds at 11 a.m. Tuesday and moving east at 5 mph.

The National Hurricane Center says steering flow should result in the tropical cyclone moving in a clockwise loop over the next several days.

 

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