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Hurricane Jose weakens a little as it turns east in Atlantic

Hurricane Jose weakens a little as it turns east in Atlantic

The storm is forecast to make a freaky clockwise loop over the next few days before straightening out and heading toward the southeastern United States.

The track for Hurricane Jose is a odd one.

The warning comes in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the strongest ever Atlantic Ocean hurricane on record, which left a terrifying path of destruction behind it as it moved across the Caribbean and towards the United States, killing at least 22 and injuring hundreds more.

"At This point in time we don't want to put anything out there that Jose is headed to The Bahamas, it is irresponsible at this time", Mr. Simmons said.

"The three-day cone still has it to the east of us moving parallel". The strength and location of this ridge will determine how far Jose moves westward before eventually turning north and then east again.

"If you hear a rumor, especially on social media, regarding what Jose may or may not do, please refer back to your National Weather Service local office or the National Hurricane Center".

Current long-term forecast models for Jose are all over the map next week.

Another model takes the storm through the Bahamas before hitting Florida.

"Even outside the loop it won't be the same path as Hurricane Irma".

Looping hurricanes have happened before, including Hurricane Jeanne, which in 2004 appeared to be heading out to the open Atlantic only to turn around and strike the Florida coast.

Hurricane-force winds extend up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 140 miles.

Jose is no Irma, however.

In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that unseasonably warm ocean temperatures and a no-show from El Niño would contribute to a potentially "extremely active" hurricane season.