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Jose becomes extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane east-southeast of Leeward Islands

Hurricane Jose has been upgraded to a category 4 hurricane on Sept. 8th, 2017.
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Hurricane Jose has been upgraded to a category 4 hurricane on Sept. 8th, 2017.

Hurricane Jose has gained in strength and intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Friday.

Jose is about 435 miles (700 km) east-southeast of the Northern Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour (240 kmph), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.