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Hurricanes 2016

2016 Season Tracking Page


Last updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:10 PM

Hurricane Nicole

Not all data/maps are included below - It depends on storm location, strength, etc...


...NEW TROPICAL STORM IN THE ATLANTIC...


...NICOLE CONTINUES MOVING NORTHWESTWARD WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN
STRENGTH...

...NICOLE MOVING SLOWLY NORTHWESTWARD...

...NICOLE HOLDING STEADY IN STRENGTH...

...NICOLE MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC...

...NICOLE A LITTLE STRONGER...

...NICOLE CLOSE TO HURRICANE STRENGTH...

...NICOLE HOLDING STEADY JUST BELOW HURRICANE STRENGTH...

...NICOLE REMAINS JUST BELOW HURRICANE STRENGTH...

...NICOLE BECOMES A HURRICANE...

...NICOLE A LITTLE STRONGER...
...EXPECTED TO SLOW DOWN AND MEANDER...

...NICOLE BECOMES A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE...

...NICOLE WEAKENS A LITTLE WHILE DRIFTING SOUTHWARD...

...NICOLE RAPIDLY WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM...
...BARELY MOVING...BUT EXPECTED TO MOVE SLOWLY SOUTHWARD SOON...

...NICOLE A LITTLE WEAKER YET...
...EXPECTED TO WEAKEN FURTHER WHILE MOVING SLOWLY SOUTHWARD...

...SLIGHTLY WEAKER NICOLE MOVING SOUTHWARD...

...NICOLE WEAKENING WHILE BEING BLASTED BY STRONG UPPER-LEVEL
WINDS...

...NICOLE STILL WEAKENING WHILE DRIFTING SOUTHWARD...

...NICOLE MOVING SLOWLY SOUTH-SOUTHWESTWARD...

...NICOLE STILL LINGERING WELL SOUTH OF BERMUDA...

...NICOLE EXPECTED TO MEANDER FOR ANOTHER DAY OR SO...

...NICOLE NEARLY STATIONARY BUT EXPECTED TO TURN NORTHWARD SOON...
...FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN...

...NICOLE SLOWLY STRENGTHENING...FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE ON
MONDAY...
...EXPECTED TO BEGIN A SLOW NORTHWARD MOVEMENT SOON...

...NICOLE NOW DRIFTING NORTHWARD...

...NICOLE MOVING SLOWLY NORTHWARD...
...EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN BY TONIGHT...

...NICOLE LESS ORGANIZED THAN YESTERDAY...
...BUT STILL FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...

...HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED FOR BERMUDA...

...NICOLE MOVING NORTHWARD AND BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED...

...NICOLE HAS NOT STRENGTHENED YET...

...NICOLE STRENGTHENS, EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY TONIGHT...

...NICOLE BECOMES A HURRICANE AGAIN, HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR
BERMUDA...

...NICOLE CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN...

...NICOLE STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE...
...PREPARATIONS IN BERMUDA SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION...

...NICOLE STRENGTHENS A BIT MORE WHILE IT DRIFTS WESTWARD...

...HURRICANE NICOLE WITH 100 MPH WINDS IS HEADING TOWARD BERMUDA...

...NICOLE TURNS NORTHWARD...
...CORE OF THE HURRICANE EXPECTED TO PASS NEAR OR OVER BERMUDA
ON THURSDAY...

...LARGE EYE OF NICOLE MOVING NORTHWARD TOWARD BERMUDA...
...CONDITIONS TO BEGIN TO DETERIORATE ON BERMUDA THIS EVENING...

...NICOLE STRENGTHENS AS IT TAKES AIM ON BERMUDA...

...NICOLE STRENGTHENS TO A MAJOR HURRICANE...
...HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT ON THE WAY TO INVESTIGATE...

...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY FOUR NICOLE HEADING FOR BERMUDA...

...POWERFUL NICOLE TO STRIKE BERMUDA...

...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE NICOLE AIMED AT BERMUDA...

...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE NICOLE CLOSING IN ON
BERMUDA...

935 AM EDT THU OCT 13 2016

...SUSTAINED HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS NOW OCCURRING ON BERMUDA...

Surface observations indicate that sustained hurricane-force winds
are now occurring on Bermuda. A sustained wind of 79 mph (127 km/h)
and a gust to 105 mph (169 km/h) were recently reported at Pearl
Island. The Bermuda Weather Service reports that an elevated
station at Commissioner's Point recently reported a sustained wind
of 92 mph (148 km/h) and a gust to 122 mph (196 km/h).

...EYE OF NICOLE PASSING OVER BERMUDA...


...EYE OF NICOLE MOVING AWAY FROM BERMUDA...
...STRONG WINDS AND STORM SURGE FLOODING CONTINUE ON THE ISLAND...

...NICOLE WEAKENING AS IT MOVES AWAY FROM BERMUDA...

...NICOLE CONTINUES TO MOVE AWAY FROM BERMUDA...

..NICOLE WEAKENING AS IT HEADS TOWARD THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC...
...SWELLS SPREADING NORTHWARD ALONG THE U.S. EAST COAST AND INTO
ATLANTIC CANADA...

...NICOLE RACING EAST-NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE ATLANTIC...
...LARGE SWELLS SPREADING NORTHWARD ALONG THE U.S. EAST COAST AND
INTO ATLANTIC CANADA...

...NICOLE MOVING EAST-NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE ATLANTIC...
...LARGE SWELLS SPREADING NORTHWARD ALONG THE U.S. EAST COAST AND
INTO ATLANTIC CANADA...

...NICOLE CONTINUING EAST-NORTHEASTWARD...
...COULD BECOME POST-TROPICAL TONIGHT OR SATURDAY...

...NICOLE NOW A TROPICAL STORM BUT FORECAST TO RESTRENGTHEN ON
SATURDAY...

...RESILIENT NICOLE FORECAST TO RESTRENGTHEN LATER TODAY...

...SATELLITE WIND DATA SHOWS THAT NICOLE HAS REGAINED HURRICANE
STRENGTH...

...NICOLE MOVING EAST-NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE OPEN NORTH ATLANTIC...

...NICOLE'S WIND FIELD EXPANDING OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC...

...HURRICANE NICOLE GENERATING LARGE SWELLS IN THE ATLANTIC...

...HURRICANE NICOLE MOVING SLOWLY OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC...
...CONTINUES TO PRODUCE A LARGE AREA OF HIGH SEAS...

...HURRICANE NICOLE MOVING NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC...
...CONTINUES TO PRODUCE AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF HIGH SEAS...

...SWELLS GENERATED BY NICOLE EXPECTED TO CREATE DANGEROUS SURF
CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF THE ATLANTIC...

...NICOLE GENERATING HIGH SURF OVER LARGE PORTIONS OF THE
ATLANTIC COAST...

...NICOLE MAINTAINING HURRICANE INTENSITY OVER THE NORTH
ATLANTIC...

...NICOLE MOVING OVER THE COLD WATERS OF THE FAR NORTH ATLANTIC...
...EXPECTED TO BECOME A STRONG POST-TROPICAL LOW LATER TONIGHT...

...NICOLE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM EAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND...

...NICOLE BECOMES A POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE...

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BULLETIN
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE NICOLE ADVISORY NUMBER 57
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152016
500 AM AST TUE OCT 18 2016

...NICOLE BECOMES A POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE...

SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...47.1N 39.5W
ABOUT 640 MI...1030 KM E OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 30 DEGREES AT 31 MPH...50 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...969 MB...28.62 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Nicole
was located near latitude 47.1 North, longitude 39.5 West. The
post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the north-northeast near 31
mph (50 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through
Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher
gusts. Little change in strength is forecast before the
post-tropical cyclone is absorbed by another low pressure area
Wednesday night or Thursday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 345 miles (555 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 969 mb (28.62 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
SURF: Large swells associated with Nicole will affect the United
States east coast, the coast of Atlantic Canada, Bermuda, the
Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, the Leeward Islands, and the Azores
islands for the next few days, creating dangerous surf conditions
and rip currents. These swells are also likely to reach Europe and
the northwest coast of Africa in a day or two. Please refer to
products being issued by your local weather office for more
information.

NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on this system.

Gone in Five Days

 

 



 

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