BWS: Hurricane Jose Is A “Potential Threat”

September 10, 2017 | 28 Comments

[Updated] Hurricane Jose is a “potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs forecast to be 378 nm to the south at 3am on Wednesday [Sept 13], with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

hurricane jose 6am sept 10 2017

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “Jose is moving toward the northwest near 16 mph [26 km/h] and this general motion is expected to continue over the next 24 hours.

“A slower forward motion is expected later Monday into Tuesday as Jose begins to make a turn toward the north.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph [215 km/h] with higher gusts. Jose is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple of days.

“Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles [65 km] from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles [260 km].”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

090601_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind jose sept 10

Update 12.47pm: In their latest forecast, at 12 noon, the BWS said that Hurricane Jose is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time,” and its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 411 nm to the SSW at 9am on Tuesday, September 12, with the BWS adding “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period.”

Update 6.19pm: In their 6pm forecast, the BWS again states that Hurricane Jose is a “potential threat to Bermuda”, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs forecast to be 378 nm to the SSW at 3pm on Tues, Sept 12, with the BWS noting “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period.”

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  1. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Better keep the Bermuda Regiment here just in case till Jose passes then send them down South! It wouldn’t be nice if we got licked by Jose and all our help off the island.

    • help home first says:

      agreed!

    • Just because de regiment will be off de Island, dont mean we dont have any more able bodied men left in Bermuda to help.

      • Truth is killin' me... says:

        Oh…okay Onion Juice! Forgot you had all the answers. Thanks for that. I’m more relaxed now because of that.

      • Trisha says:

        Hey I agree we have a young population here including young expats, nothing to worry about. We can all work together.

      • puzzled says:

        Juice.
        You just don’t grasp life do you.

        Able bodied men have other jobs and commitments.

        Never mind.
        Have another rum.

        • A Chap called Vanz says:

          I think he grasps the spirit of all island residents after a hurricane better than you.

          Everyone chips in to help.

          Doesn’t matter what jobs and commitments you have if trees are across South, Middle and North Shore.

          Hopefully Jose fizzles out before it reaches land and Irma isn’t too destructive.

          • bda says:

            “I think he grasps the spirit of all island residents after a hurricane better than you.”

            I don’t think he’s capable of grasping anything …but himself.

            • A Chap called Vanz says:

              I just think this happens to be one of OJ’s most sensible and least divisive posts.

      • JUNK YARD DOG says:

        You should never underestimate the power of a woman.

        After 60 years I know.

        A good woman will never let you down.

        Our women possess many qualities.

        Who do you think is managing BERNEWS now.

    • VJ says:

      The Premier already said that he wouldn’t send them if they were needed here.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Don’t know why the Regiment is used in the first place. The landscaping companies have the equipment have the expertise & can do the job faster cheaper & better than the Regiment whose people have their own fulltime jobs where they are needed.

      • Point boy says:

        @ Triangle Drifter.

        Sorry but I completely disagree. The RBR (regiment) soldiers are specifically trained to handle natural disasters and the aftermath. Not to mention they have their own vehicles and tools also (here in Bermuda). Not to mention at a fraction of the cost.

        I did my time, for my island! You?

  2. bda says:

    “….dont mean we dont have any more able bodied men left in Bermuda to help.”

    How much can you do sittin’ on a wall?

    How would you know an able body if it hit you upside your head, OJ?

    • A Chap called Vanz says:

      I agree OJ often spouts drivel and is provocative, but I don’t get what is wrong with what you quoted.

  3. Trisha says:

    Bermuda does get as much damages like those Caribbean islands, our houses are stronger so we don’t have to fear loosing lives.

  4. Nae says:

    Our houses our strong enough to withstand Jose. When hurricanes come our way, the community helps out one another. The damage is bad but no where close to what the other islands are experiencing right now, not being able to have nowhere to turn to. Our regiment are NEEDED to help elsewhere. We can handle our own.

    • Spanky says:

      I wouldn’t be too complacent about a Cat 4/5 hurricane. If Bda gets a storm with sustained winds of 150 mph you can count on the majority of slate roofed homes suffering extensive damage. The Causeway will need rebuilding and the airport runway and terminal will sustain damage. Empty shipping containers strewn all over the harbor. Belco power likely to take 6 months to fully restored. We would most definitely need outside help and in a big way.

      • Trisha says:

        What are you bubbling about? Are you Bermdian? Bermuda da has experienced hurricanes that toront before. If you are so afraid get off the Island and come back when the hurricane is over. And helping other in need is a Bermudians thing.

        • bda says:

          “And helping other in need is a Bermudians thing.”

          …as long as you’re not gay.

        • Time Shall Tell says:

          Trisha, Bermuda hasn’t had a Cat 4 or Cat 5 hit us, Fabian was the worst to of hit us in over half a century & it was only a Cat 3 yet it put the hurt on us. Spanky isn’t too far off on his predictions (& yes, I’m multi-generational Bermudian before you question my status as well).

        • Zevon says:

          We have never had a Cat 4 or 5, and after Fabian the island was a mess.

  5. raskarr says:

    Fack mahn. Dis ting gonna loop aroun south of Bermy an den come back up again. Everyone betta get preperred. Hopefully de regiment stays her in case she comes.

  6. Dae says:

    Everyone yaks on about Bermudians helping and getting along in a storm all expats and non bermudian bust their tails also credit where it due …. they help financially and physically….

  7. Finding it Funny says:

    You all complain that these ‘wall sitters’ and inmates are doing nothing in Bermuda, but the moment someone has an OPINION about getting them to do something, you are so upset. Are your little boys so incapable of doing anything but sitting in a cell, on a wall or selling drugs? A mother can’t tell her child to go out and help? Government can’t arrange for less offence prisoners to be brought out to do for the community who is paying for their meals? Can no man, after clocking out of his regular job, help a neighbor move branches and other debris? Wow…

    What i understood from his argument was only that we are (or were) a people that can come together when we need to…

    Please regiment don’t leave us!!!!

  8. Bev says:

    I’m planning on coming to Bermuda on Wed. Set. 20th – Do you think Jose will by pass Bermuda?

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