New York State Prepares Long Island for Hurricane Jose's Impact

Cheryl Sanders
September 21, 2017

The National Weather Service canceled the Tropical Storm Watch across the East End in its latest advisory Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Jose weakens as it continues moving north over cooler ocean waters. The storm is not expected to make a direct impact on LI, but is forecast to deliver a passing blow.

The NWS says gusty winds, coastal flooding, moderate rain and power outages are possible as Jose moves south of southern New England.

Tropical Storm Jose will slowly track northeastward over the next 5 days and eventually loop around itself in the Atlantic.

The Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for eastern Long Island and southeast CT. Coastal locations affected by the warning should expect tropical storm-force winds, unsafe surf and rip currents, and rainfall in the three- to five-inches range. "The big issue everywhere is the storm surge and the high surf and the beach erosion".

As Jose nears, the chance of rain increases during the day on Tuesday.

A storm of equipment and essentials also was Island-bound: zodiac boats, nearly 1,000 feet of inflatable aqua dam, 252,000 bottles of water, 97,104 ready-to-eat meals and 29 generators, according to an announcement by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Winds may gust as high as 30 or 35 miles per hour Tuesday afternoon and night.

How strong will the wind be?
Up to 1 inch of rain is possible in most towns with a bit more in southeastern CT.

On Long Island Sound, tropical storm conditions are possible Tuesday through Wednesday with northeast winds, increasing to 20 to 25 knots, rain is likely with decreased visibility and seas around four feet.

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