Must we be involved about hurricane Jose?


Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida Sunday and Monday, causing damage in almost every part of the state. 

But another major hurricane named Jose has been creeping its way toward the U.S.’s east coast as if to say: Don’t forget about me. 

About Should
The modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.). They can be distinguished from other verbs by their defectiveness (they do not have participle or infinitive forms) and by the fact that they do not take the ending -(e)s in the third-person singular.
The principal English modal verbs are can, could, may, might, must, shall, should, will and would. Certain other verbs are sometimes, but not always, classed as modals; these include ought, had better, and (in certain uses) dare and need. Verbs which share some but not all of the characteristics of the principal modals are sometimes called “semimodals”.

Should we be worried about Hurricane Jose?

About worried
Worry refers to the thoughts, images, and emotions of a negative nature in a repetitive, uncontrollable manner that results from a proactive cognitive risk analysis made to avoid or solve anticipated potential threats and their potential consequences. Worry is described as a response to a moderate challenge for when the subject has inadequate skills. Worry turns to be problematic if one has been excessively apprehensive more days than not for at least six months.

Here it is forming behind Irma in the Atlantic: 

So… should we be worried? 

Should we be worried about Hurricane Jose?

At 11 p.m. Sunday, Category 3 Jose was located a few hundred miles to the north of Puerto Rico, steadily moving toward the northwest near 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles.

Courtesy National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is predicting a reduction in forward speed and a turn toward the north on Monday.

That’s when things get interesting.

Jose’s future

After Monday night, the National Weather Service says Jose may do something strange: it could hit the brakes and start a series of loops.

By Friday morning, after a full six days of movement, the National Hurricane Center expects Jose to be just 300 miles away from its current position.

Courtesy National Weather Service

Jose’s future after Friday is where it gets complicated.

The Washington Post reports forecast models are having a hard time figuring out what the state of the atmosphere will be like beyond five days.

That means Hurricane Irma’s ultimate path and eventual decay could play an important role in determining where Jose ends up.


Some Global Forecast System models bring Jose close enough to impact the east coast — potentially the northeast.

Here’s a look at Jose’s spaghetti models from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. 

For now, only time will tell what Jose has in store for the U.S.