Florida’s east coast was positioned underneath hurricane watch Monday as Subtropical Storm Nicole moved in its path with most sustained winds of 45 mph.
The storm, at present situated 520 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas is predicted to strategy Florida’s east coast by Wednesday night time. The storm is shifting northwest at 9 mph.
A subtropical storm is a cyclone the place most sustained floor wind velocity is 39 mph or extra, in response to the Nationwide Hurricane Heart.
In line with the forecast, Nicole will step by step strengthen over the subsequent few days and be close to or at hurricane depth by Wednesday because it approaches Florida.
The middle of Nicole will attain the northwestern Bahamas Tuesday and transfer close to or over these islands Wednesday earlier than heading to Florida.
The impacts of the storm embody robust wind gusts and a couple of to six inches of rain in each Florida and the Bahamas by mid-to-late week. Storm surge of three to five toes can be doable for the Bahamas.
Whereas there is not any current forecast for storm surge in Florida, mid-November has a number of the highest king tides of the yr for areas like Miami Seashore, Myrtle Seashore and Fort Lauderdale, which might exacerbate coastal flooding.
Nicole is predicted to be extraordinarily massive in dimension and lopsided, which means the storm’s affect could be felt a whole lot of miles away from the middle.
A hurricane watch has been issued for Florida’s east coast alongside Volusia and Brevard counties all the best way south to Hallandale Seashore close to Miami, in response to the Nationwide Hurricane Heart. Lake Okeechobee, an inland lake within the southeast of the state, can be underneath hurricane watch.
There is a storm surge look ahead to the east coast of Georgia and Florida from the Altamaha Sound to Hallandale Seashore.
A tropical storm look ahead to the northwestern Bahamas has been upgraded to hurricane watch Monday.
Since 1980, six tropical cyclones, 4 tropical storms and two tropical depressions, have struck the Florida peninsula in November, all initially from the south or west.
Just one hurricane on document has struck the Florida peninsula in November, the so-called 1935 Yankee Hurricane, which made landfall close to present-day Bal Harbour on Nov. 4 with 100 mph sustained winds.
Hurricane Kate, in 1985, hit Florida’s panhandle on Nov. 21 as a Class 2 storm.
In September, Hurricane Ian struck Florida’s southwest coast as a Class 4, killing at the least 83 individuals within the state. All the peninsula noticed storm surge, robust winds and flooding.