Subtropical Storm Nicole

07 Nov 2022 / Bahamas

Subtropical Storm Nicole has formed northeast of the Bahamas. A prolonged period of hazardous weather is expected over the Northwest Bahamas, Florida, and the southeastern coast of the United States this week.

A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for the islands of the northwest Bahamas. This includes the islands of Grand Bahama, Abaco, Bimini, the Berry Islands, Eleuthera, New Providence and Andros.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions could be experienced in the mentioned islands within 48 hours.

At 4:00 am EST, the center of Subtropical Storm Nicole was located near latitude 25.5 degrees north and longitude 68.5 degrees west, or about 526 miles east-southeast of Hope Town, Abaco, 592 miles east-southeast of East End, Grand Bahama, 478 miles east of Governers Harbour, Eleuthera and about 550 miles east of New Providence.

Nicole is moving toward the north-northwest near 14 mph. A turn toward the northeast with a decrease in forward speed is expected later today. A westward or west-northwestward motion is forecast Tuesday through early Thursday.

On the forecast track, the center of Nicole will approach the northwest Bahamas on Tuesday, move near or over those islands on Wednesday and approach the east coast of Florida by Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts.

Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next few days and Nicole could be near or at hurricane intensity by Wednesday or Wednesday night while moving near the northwest Bahamas.

Winds of 40 mph or greater extend outward up to 275 miles to the east of the center.

Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 3 to 5 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast of the northwest Bahamas.

Nicole is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches, across the northwest Bahamas Tuesday through Thursday.

Residents in the northwest Bahamas should prepare for possible

Tropical storm conditions beginning Wednesday.

(For information about operations in the Bahamas, contact the GAC Houston Hub Agency Center at [email protected])

Source: Bahamas Department of Meteorology Subtropical Storm Nicole Alert #1 issued at 0500 hours EST on 6 November 2022

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