DISCUSSION: As we get deeper into and closer to the climatological peak of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, there is no doubt that this year's activity has not by any means failed to disappoint any tropical scientists anywhere. As of this evening, we have not just one, but three hurricanes spread across various parts of the Tropical Atlantic basin. Despite the main headline being Category 5 (or Major) Hurricane Irma, we also have Hurricane Katia strengthening in the far Western Gulf of Mexico and then we also have Hurricane Jose following approximately speaking in the footsteps of where Hurricane Irma previously was. In terms of future impacts, Hurricane Irma is still continuing on a track likely bound for parts of southeastern/eastern Florida, southeastern Georgia, and possibly southeastern South Carolina. In addition, Hurricane Katia is going to slowly approach far eastern Mexico as a weak Category 2 Hurricane. Lastly, Hurricane Jose is projected to potentially impact some of the northern Leeward Islands which were just directly hit by Hurricane Irma before likely heading back out towards the northern Atlantic Ocean with time. Thus, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is turning out to be one of the more active tropical cyclone seasons in recent history.
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