Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Katia downgraded to tropical storm as it moves into Mexico

Katia downgraded to tropical storm as it moves into Mexico

While the Northern Caribbean states are preparing for Category 5, Hurricane Irma, which has been described as "extremely dangerous" another tropical storm, named Jose, has formed.

One orbit of the Earth later, the station flew over Hurricane Irma at approximately 11:40 a.m. EDT. There are now 3 active hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, something that hasn't happened in almost 7 years, dating back to September of 2010.

There are now three hurricanes in the Atlantic.

It lost some strength before it landed about 115 miles (185 km) northwest of the port city of Veracruz as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds 75 mph (120 km/h).

Jose, which is in the open Atlantic, has top sustained winds of 85 miles per hour as of 11 p.m. Wednesday. So even though there are 3 Atlantic hurricanes right now, Irma remains to be the dominant threat to the USA and something that will obviously be watched closely as we head into the weekend.

Earlier, he posted video on Facebook showing wind and pounding rain whipping the shoreline as Irma's core approached.

By Saturday afternoon, the hurricane is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm. At the same time, Irma strengthened back into a Category 5 storm Friday night, after weakening to a Category 4 earlier in the day.

The good news is hurricane formation usually starts to slow a bit near the end of September.

Hurricane Katia has deteriorated into a soggy tropical depression that is dumping rain over the mountains of east-central Mexico.

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