Hurricane Watch issued for Antigua and Barbuda as Hurricane Jose strengthens adminstush September 7, 2017 Special, Suss A Hurricane Watch has once again been issued for Antigua and Barbuda as Jose, now a Category 1 hurricane, continues to strengthen. A Tropical Storm Watch is also in effect for Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saba and St. Eustatius. At 11:00 a.m. Hurricane Jose was located near 14.9°N, 50.6°W and is moving towards the west-northwest at 30 km/h. Maximum sustained winds are near 150 km/h and strengthening is forecasted during the next 48 hours. Some Leeward Islands may experience as much as 10 inches of rain. This rainfall will maintain any ongoing flooding and may cause additional life-threatening flooding. Swells generated by Jose are likely to affect portions of the Leeward Islands by Saturday. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Source: Antigua Newsroom #hurricanejose Hurricane Watch issued for Antigua and Barbuda Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.