Tropical Storm Nicole develops in the Atlantic

NHC Forecast Track for Tropical Storm Nicole

NHC Forecast Track for Tropical Storm Nicole

A tropical wave in the Atlantic was officially named a tropical storm this morning. Tropical Storm Nicole is fairly well organized with sustained winds of 50 mph, but will likely have a hard time developing further. The storm is expected to weaken due to wind shear and then meander as upper level winds block it from moving further west. Nicole will probably weaken into a tropical depression by this weekend

The latest public advisory on Nicole is below:

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM NICOLE ADVISORY NUMBER   1
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL152016
1100 AM AST TUE OCT 04 2016

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


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...23.8N 60.4W
ABOUT 525 MI...840 KM NE OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES


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


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Nicole was
located near latitude 23.8 North, longitude 60.4 West.  Nicole is
moving toward the northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h) and a turn toward
the north-northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected
over the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.
Little change in strength is forecast for the next day or so,
followed by gradual weakening.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.