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TROPICAL STORM NICOLE FORMS

Miami, FL, United States, October 4, 2016 –  Bulletin: Tropical Storm Nicole advisory number 1 from NWS National Hurricane Center, Miami, Fl…New tropical storm in the Atlantic…

Summary as of 1100 a.m  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  –  There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook

At 1100 a.m 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  –  None.

Next advisory  –  Next complete advisory at 500 p.m AST.

 

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