Jose, Katia become hurricanes

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This system is now west of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico. That night, it is expected to be near the Turks and Caicos islands and the southeastern Bahamas, where storm surges of up to 20 feet are possible, the hurricane center said.

Hurricanes are rated according to intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Mexican emergency services said this week that Katia was worrisome because it is very slow-moving and could dump a lot of rain on areas that have been saturated in recent weeks.

Irma weakened from a Category 5 to a still-frightening Category 4 on Friday with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour.

NOAA in August predicted 14 to 19 named storms, five to nine hurricanes, and two to five major hurricanes for the season.

Lifeguards are pictured at a lifeguard post ahead of Hurricane Katia in Veracruz, Mexico, September 7, 2017.

Jose was upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane on Thursday afternoon.

Taking Irma and Jose together, this is the first time on record two storms in the tropical Atlantic Ocean have attained 150 miles per hour winds at the same time. This is the first time on record three straight storms have attained Category 4 or higher status, according to Klotzbach.

These warm ocean waters help to feed and grow tropical storms and hurricanes.

Tropical Depression 13 is trying to organize into a tropical storm off the coast of Mexico.

The last hurricane to make landfall in November was Otto past year.

Category 1 is the weakest hurricane designation by the NHC. Later, Franklin weakens to a tropical storm and then dissipates. Depending on how close Jose passes, will determine the severity of the impacts.

If one storm is much stronger than the other, the smaller storm usually rotates around the larger one.

Wall Street stocks dipped early Friday as a monster-sized Hurricane Irma ripped through Caribbean and headed towards the United States. - The death toll from Harvey is at least 56 deaths.

He added that he was "closely following the development of Hurricane Irma..." Hurricane watches have now been issued for the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

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