Latest on Hurricane Jose (Updated)

A Tropical Storm Warning for Newport has been issued by the National Weather Service for Newport.

The Newport Police Department issued a press release on Monday reminding residents that Jose will likely bring high surf and dangerous rip currents to local beaches through much of this week. There are no lifeguards on duty at any City or State beaches in Newport and Newport Police Department strongly encourages all to remain out of the water while these weather conditions exist.

This story will be routinely updated with the latest alerts, warnings, and information you need pertaining to Jose and its impact on our area. Last updated at 9 am on September 21st.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service;

Today
A slight chance of showers before 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 72. Breezy, with a north wind 21 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
A chance of showers, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Breezy, with a north wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a north wind 21 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Breezy, with a north wind 17 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 15 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

The latest Hurricane Jose Public Advisory from the National Weather Service;

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WTNT32 KNHC 211141
TCPAT2

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Jose Intermediate Advisory Number 64A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL122017
800 AM AST Thu Sep 21 2017

…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND…
…HIGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ON THE EAST
COAST OF THE UNITED STATES…

 

SUMMARY OF 800 AM AST…1200 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…39.6N 68.1W
ABOUT 150 MI…240 KM SE OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…STATIONARY
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…982 MB…29.00 INCHES

 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, including Cape Cod
* Block Island
* Martha’s Vineyard
* Nantucket

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.

For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.

 

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Jose was
located near latitude 39.6 North, longitude 68.1 West. Jose is
stationary, and the system is expected to continue to meander off
the coast of southeast New England for the next several days.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher
gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple of
days, and Jose is forecast to become post-tropical on Friday.

Jose is a large system. Tropical-storm-force winds extend
outward up to 230 miles (370 km) from the center. A gust to 48 mph
(78 km/h) was recently reported at the Nantucket Airport. An
unofficial observing site in Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard
recently reported a sustained wind of 39 mph (63 km/h) with a gust
to 52 mph (83 km/h).

The minimum central pressure recently reported by an Air Force
reconnaissance aircraft is 982 mb (29.00 inches).

 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to occur in the
warning area today.

SURF: Swells generated by Jose are affecting Bermuda and much of
the U.S. east coast and will likely cause dangerous surf and rip
current conditions during the next few days. For more information,
please consult products from your local weather office.

RAINFALL: Jose is expected to produce the following additional
rainfall accumulations through Friday:

Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod…additional 1 to 2 inches.
Nantucket…additional 2 to 4 inches.

 

NEXT ADVISORY
————-
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Cangialosi

Current Watches, Warnings, and Advisories for Newport;

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Taunton MA
424 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

MAZ007-020-RIZ006-007-220830-
Eastern Essex MA-Southern Bristol MA-Washington RI-Newport RI-
424 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT FRIDAY...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT FRIDAY...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeastern Massachusetts,
southeastern Massachusetts and southern Rhode Island.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   High Surf Advisory.
   Wind Advisory.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   High Surf Advisory.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$


 

Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
420 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

MAZ007-015-016-018>021-RIZ005>007-211630-
/O.CON.KBOX.WI.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-170922T1000Z/
Eastern Essex MA-Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-
Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-
Southern Plymouth MA-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Gloucester, Boston, Quincy, Brockton,
Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Bristol,
Narragansett, Westerly, and Newport
420 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT FRIDAY...

* Location...Eastern Massachusetts and most of Rhode Island.

* Winds...North 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Timing...Through Thursday night.

* Impacts...Gusty winds will likely down tree limbs and possibly
  isolated trees, especially since full foliage remains on our
  trees. Isolated power outages may occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Winds this strong are capable of downing tree limbs and branches,
possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra
caution.

&&

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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
412 AM EDT THU SEP 21 2017

MAZ007-020-RIZ006-007-211615-
/O.CON.KBOX.SU.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-170922T2200Z/
EASTERN ESSEX MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
412 AM EDT THU SEP 21 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...ALONG THE RHODE ISLAND OCEAN EXPOSED COAST FROM
  WESTERLY TO NEWPORT AND TO THE WESTPORT SHORELINE IN
  MASSACHUSETTS. ALSO ALONG THE ESSEX COUNTY OCEAN EXPOSED
  COASTLINE OF NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS FROM SWAMPSCOTT TO
  SALISBURY.

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...LARGE WAVES FROM JOSE WILL RESULT
  IN HIGH SURF ALONG THE OCEAN EXPOSED COASTLINE. THIS WILL ALSO
  LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS... BEACH EROSION WILL PERSIST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER...AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO THE BEACH
UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT UNTIL IT
DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE OUTSIDE OF THE RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY INTO THE RIP CURRENT...IT CAN
EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD STAY IN SAFE AREAS
WELL AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASHOVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE
THAN TWICE THE AVERAGE WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON
INTO THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA.
FALLING INTO TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

&&

&&

TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

POINT JUDITH
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 8.0 FT, MODERATE 9.5 FT, MAJOR 11.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 4.5 FT, MODERATE 6.0 FT, MAJOR 7.5 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 21/09 AM   4.6/ 5.1   1.1/ 1.6   0.6/ 1.1     5       NONE
 21/10 PM   4.5/ 5.0   1.0/ 1.5   0.9/ 1.4    5-6      NONE
 22/10 AM   4.5/ 5.0   1.0/ 1.5   0.6/ 1.1    5-6      NONE
 22/10 PM   4.0/ 4.5   0.5/ 1.0   0.6/ 1.1    4-5      NONE
 23/11 AM   4.0/ 4.5   0.6/ 1.1   0.4/ 0.9    3-4      NONE
 23/11 PM   3.2/ 3.7  -0.3/ 0.2   0.0/ 0.5     3       NONE

WESTERLY
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 5.0 FT, MODERATE 8.0 FT, MAJOR 9.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.9 FT, MODERATE 4.9 FT, MAJOR 6.4 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 21/10 AM   4.0/ 4.5   0.9/ 1.4   0.6/ 1.1     3       NONE
 21/11 PM   3.9/ 4.4   0.8/ 1.3   0.9/ 1.4     4       NONE
 22/11 AM   3.9/ 4.4   0.8/ 1.3   0.6/ 1.1     4       NONE
 22/11 PM   3.5/ 4.0   0.4/ 0.9   0.6/ 1.1    3-4      NONE
 23/12 PM   3.5/ 4.0   0.4/ 0.9   0.4/ 0.9     2       NONE
 24/12 AM   2.7/ 3.2  -0.5/ 0.0   0.0/ 0.5     2       NONE

NEWBURYPORT
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 11.0 FT, MODERATE 12.5 FT, MAJOR 14.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.5 FT, MODERATE 3.0 FT, MAJOR 4.5 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 21/02 AM   8.7/ 9.2  -0.9/-0.4   0.8/ 1.3     6       NONE
 21/01 PM   9.5/10.0   0.0/ 0.5   0.5/ 1.0     7       NONE
 22/01 AM   9.4/ 9.9  -0.2/ 0.3   0.5/ 1.0    7-9      NONE
 22/02 PM   9.4/ 9.9  -0.2/ 0.3   0.5/ 1.0     8       NONE
 23/02 AM   9.1/ 9.6  -0.5/ 0.0   0.5/ 1.0     4       NONE
 23/02 PM   8.6/ 9.1  -1.0/-0.5  -0.2/ 0.2     3       NONE

GLOUCESTER HARBOR
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 12.0 FT, MODERATE 14.5 FT, MAJOR 15.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.5 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, MAJOR 6.0 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 21/02 AM   9.6/10.1   0.1/ 0.6   1.0/ 1.5     8       NONE
 21/01 PM  11.1/11.6   1.6/ 2.0   1.0/ 1.5    9-10     NONE
 22/01 AM  11.0/11.5   1.5/ 2.0   1.0/ 1.5   10-11     NONE
 22/01 PM  11.0/11.5   1.5/ 2.0   1.0/ 1.5   10-11     NONE
 23/02 AM  10.6/11.1   1.1/ 1.6   1.0/ 1.5    6-7      NONE
 23/02 PM   9.7/10.2   0.2/ 0.7  -0.2/ 0.3    4-5      NONE

NEWPORT HARBOR
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.6 FT, MODERATE 9.0 FT, MAJOR 10.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.5 FT, MODERATE 5.9 FT, MAJOR 6.4 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 21/09 AM   5.2/ 5.7   1.2/ 1.7   0.5/ 1.0     2       NONE
 21/10 PM   5.1/ 5.6   1.0/ 1.5   0.8/ 1.3     2       NONE
 22/10 AM   5.1/ 5.6   1.0/ 1.5   0.5/ 1.0     2       NONE
 22/10 PM   4.6/ 5.1   0.5/ 1.0   0.5/ 1.0    2-3      NONE
 23/11 AM   4.7/ 5.2   0.6/ 1.1   0.4/ 0.9     2       NONE
 23/11 PM   3.7/ 4.2  -0.3/ 0.2   0.0/ 0.5     2       NONE

WESTPORT
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.0 FT, MODERATE 8.0 FT, MAJOR 10.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.5 FT, MODERATE 4.5 FT, MAJOR 6.5 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 21/10 AM   4.4/ 4.9   0.9/ 1.4   0.5/ 1.0     4       NONE
 21/10 PM   4.4/ 4.9   0.9/ 1.4   0.8/ 1.3     4       NONE
 22/10 AM   4.2/ 4.7   0.8/ 1.3   0.5/ 1.0     4       NONE
 22/11 PM   3.9/ 4.4   0.4/ 0.9   0.5/ 1.0    4-5      NONE
 23/11 AM   3.9/ 4.4   0.4/ 0.9   0.2/ 0.8    2-3      NONE
 24/12 AM   3.0/ 3.5  -0.6/-0.1  -0.2/ 0.3     2       NONE

FALL RIVER
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 7.0 FT, MODERATE 9.5 FT, MAJOR 12.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.3 FT, MODERATE 4.8 FT, MAJOR 7.3 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 21/10 AM   6.0/ 6.5   1.3/ 1.8   0.5/ 1.0     1       NONE
 21/10 PM   5.7/ 6.2   1.1/ 1.6   0.7/ 1.1     1       NONE
 22/10 AM   5.7/ 6.2   1.1/ 1.6   0.5/ 1.0     1       NONE
 22/11 PM   5.2/ 5.7   0.5/ 1.0   0.5/ 1.0    1-2      NONE
 23/11 AM   5.2/ 5.7   0.6/ 1.1   0.2/ 0.8    1-2      NONE
 23/11 PM   4.4/ 4.9  -0.3/ 0.2   0.0/ 0.5     1       NONE

NEW BEDFORD - OUTSIDE HURRICANE BARRIER
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.5 FT, MODERATE 8.0 FT, MAJOR 10.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.6 FT, MODERATE 4.1 FT, MAJOR 6.1 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 21/09 AM   4.7/ 5.2   0.8/ 1.3   0.4/ 0.9     2       NONE
 21/10 PM   4.7/ 5.2   0.9/ 1.4   0.7/ 1.1     2       NONE
 22/10 AM   4.6/ 5.1   0.7/ 1.1   0.4/ 0.9     2       NONE
 22/10 PM   4.2/ 4.7   0.4/ 0.9   0.4/ 0.9    2-4      NONE
 23/11 AM   4.2/ 4.7   0.4/ 0.9   0.2/ 0.7    1-2      NONE
 23/11 PM   3.6/ 4.1  -0.3/ 0.2   0.0/ 0.5     1       NONE

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