Hurricane Jose

Jose has already been drifting around the Atlantic for a long time.  It was a tropical wave that came off Africa on August 31.  On Sept. 5th it was declared a Tropical Storm.  The next day it reached hurricane status (winds of 74 mph or more.  When Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia were all in the Atlantic/Gulf – it was the first time we had 3 hurricane simultaneously in the Atlantic since 2010.  On Sept. 9, Jose’s winds peaked at 155 mph – it was the first time (in the satellite and reconnaissance era that we had 3 hurricane with…