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Tropical Storm Jose Makes Landfall in Mexico

On the 22nd of August, 2005, a tropical depression was brewing in the warm waters of the Bay of Campechem, just 80 miles off the coast of Mexico. This storm was named Tropical Depression Eleven, until strengthening to become Tropical Storm Jose later that day. Tropical Storm Warnings were put in place from Veracruz to Punta El Lagarto on the Mexican Coast as Jose moved WNW in that direction. Jose strengthened quickly before making landfall in the state of Veracruz with 60 mph winds. It is estimated that had the storm remained over open waters, it would have continued to strengthen rapidly, possibly becoming a major hurricane in the warm waters of the Gulf. After moving inland, Jose weakened quickly as the rough terrain tore the storm apart. However Jose still soaked the coast, and an estimated ten people lost their lives due to Jose. Jose officially dissipated and the last advisory was issued at 10am on August 23.