Hurricane Katia makes landfall as a Category 1 storm in Mexico

From quake to hurricane: More fatal casualties in Mexico as shattered country faces Katia

Hurricane Jose's powerful center was passing north of a string of already storm-damaged Caribbean islands Saturday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said, whipping some of them with tropical storm-force winds and rain that could exacerbate flooding there. All three hurricanes emerged nearly simultaneously from the Atlantic Ocean. "But we really see the best of the conditions in early September, when the combination of ocean temperatures that have been baked by the long summer sun and the lack of wind shear that we commonly find in the late spring and early autumn leads to the greatest number of storms". "Very weird", McNoldy noted in a tweet Thursday.

A hurricane watch has been issued for Antigua and Barbuda.

Jose and Katia have lurked in Irma's shadow. Jose is about 265 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

Before Jose's slight weakening, the Atlantic had two hurricanes with winds of more than 150 miles per hour at the same time for the first time on record, Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach said Friday. Now, in anticipation of Jose, Browne is considering evacuating residents.

Katia, meanwhile, is slowly weakening.

It was shortly followed by a sixth, Hurricane Katia, which now hovers around the Southern Gulf of Mexico.

RAIN: Katia is expected to drop 10 to 15 inches of rain over northern Veracruz, eastern Hidalgo and Puebla.

Officials in Veracruz said Katia could cause landslides and flooding, and urged people living below hills and slopes to be prepared to evacuate.

Katia, which was downgraded to a Category 1 storm Saturday, comes after a massive 8.1 natural disaster rocked Mexico on Thursday. It has also left almost 70,000 people without electricity and left extensive damage to 53 municipalities, according to Reuters.

Lurking behind Irma is Hurricane Jose, which is gathering strength and threatens some of the same areas left devastated by Irma.



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