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Florida braces for Landfall of potential Hurricane Nicole

The east coast of Florida—from the Brevard-Volusia county line south to Hallandale Beach—has been placed under hurricane watch. on Monday, with National Hurricane Center warning that Subtropical Storm Nicole could make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

At 10:00 pm EST update, the center of the hurricane reported that Subtropical Storm Nicole was about 415 miles to the east-northeast. of northwestern Bahamas and moving northwest at 8 miles per hour. His maximum- sustained wind was 45 m/s with higher impulses

“A turn to the west or west-southwest is predicted. begin on Tuesday and it’s a move should continue until Thursday morning,” the NHC said in a statement. ‘On the track forecast center of Nicole will approach the northwestern Bahamas on Tuesday and Tuesday evening move near or over these islands on Wednesday, and come up to the east coast of Florida, Wednesday night.

“Nicole is forecast to be at or near hurricane levels by Wednesday or Wednesday evening until moving near or over northwestern Bahamas.

In addition to previously issued hurricane hours, at 10 p.m. NHC also announced tropical storm warning from Hallandale Beach north along the east coast of Florida to Altamaha Sound, Georgia.

While Nicole is predicted to reach hurricane strength in in next 48 hours the center of the hurricane at 22:00 noted that there is a normal amount of uncertainty in storm intensity forecast.

“Nicole’s stretched structure and nearby dry mid-level air guess it will take some time for cyclone to begin strengthening,” forecasters say. “However, it is expected that system at least begin to acquire internal structure of the nucleus within 24 hours and be close to or have the strength of a hurricane by the time it reaches the northwest Bahamas and the Florida peninsula.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues State Resolution of Emergency for 34 counties in storm potential pathall included of Central Florida.

“While this storm does not seem to get much stronger at this time, I urge all Floridians to be prepared and listen to announcements from local emergency officials,” DeSantis said. in Press release. “We will continue to monitor the trajectory and strength of this storm is like moves towards Florida.

Districts in order: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, DeSoto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hardy, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. John’s, St. Lucy, Sumter and Volusia.

National Weather Service in Melbourne also placed interior Brevard County under hurricane watch; Inner counties Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia, Lake, Polk, Sumter, and Marion are all under tropical storm watch.

“… Despite of final track or intensity, [Nicole’s] strikes expected in East Central Florida,” NWS Melbourne. office said in this is weather discussion. “Training need must be completed by Wednesday as conditions will deteriorate rapidly on Wednesday afternoon. To be sure stay up to date on in latest forecast and any clocks or warnings. Those who are still involved with it is especially recommended to prepare for and monitor the forecast for the devastating effects of Hurricane Yang.”

Florida braces for Landfall of potential Hurricane Nicole

Five day forecast shows a path this could result in it making landfall somewhere between Miami and Brevard County and then heading northwest through the south of the state. of Orlando on Thursday then Friday shift while still inland and being pulled back to north up through the center of state and southern United States

The NHC defines a subtropical cyclone as analogous to a tropical system, which means low pressure system with closed surface wind circulation around a well-defined center with some deep convection. But his winds will spread out much further with less symmetry than dense centers of tropical storm and will have lower upper level temperatures in its core. Tropical systems benefit greatly of its energy from the warm waters that are absorbed up through the center into the atmosphere, while the subtropical systems receive the most of their energy is from “baroclinic” sources, meaning they mix with nearby high or low pressure system as well as trade off temperature and pressure in attempt to equalize.

This is a nighttime satellite image. shows Subtropical Storm Nicole north of    Hispaniola.

Since it has not yet become a tropical system, this path and intensity are less predictable, according to the NHC, but the three-day cone of uncertainty has an outlet range from South of Miami up via Volusia County with landfall potentially just north of West Palm Beach in Martin County.

Subtropical Storm Nicole Five Day Odds for tropical storm-force winds like of 13:00 EST (17:00 EST) on Monday, November 7, 2022

Regardless of the path, its reach can lead to risk of dangerous storm surges, damaging winds and heavy rains.

“We saw the potential for higher-end strikes, dangerous storm surge, potential for winds, strong tropical stormforce destructive winds… even up to the hurricaneforce potentially if it system goes on and become a hurricane, and again heavy rains that can trace with or near the core of this storm if it comes on and develops those tropical characteristics,” said Michael Brennan, acting deputy NHC. director.

At the moment, the Bahamas can see 3-5 feet above normal storm surge while also testing 2 to 4 inches of rain with some areas see up up to 6 inches until Thursday.

NHC said Florida coast from North Palm Beach north to Georgia, including the St. Johns River, could be seen from 3 to 5 feet of storm wave, with 2 tp 4 feet south of North Palm down to Hallandale Beach and along the St. Johns River down to East Palatka.

Huge swath of Florida of damage from September Hurricane Yan left a lot of of central part of the state was inundated due to Yan’s heavy rains, including around the St. Johns River. From this more rain is dropped system can lead to groundwater level stress, which is still approaching down after the hurricane and lead to more flooding, according to the NWS.

“Dangerous sea conditions will continue to worsen as the winds work to build sea ​​during the day today,” the NWS said in a statement. in discussion of the forecast on Monday morning. “These winds and building the seas will make beach conditions dangerous, creating volatile surflife-threatening rip currents and a growing concern for beach erosion later today and tonight.”

peak winds in East Central Florida expected begin Wednesday evening and continuation on Thursday, and the threat for tornadoes are likely to intensify on Wednesday and Wednesday night as the center approaches the east coast. of Florida, according to NWS.

“A squall ahead of and during the passage of a storm, gusts of wind can occur in excess of 50-60 mph in coastal areas, with up to about 35-50 miles per hour domestically,” the forecast says. “Besides, the storm total Rainfall accumulation is expected to reach 4-6 inches along the coast and even reach the St. Johns River. in Brevard County 3-4″ for a lot of of rest of in area and 2-3 inches for northern Lake County and areas to the west of Florida Turnpike, with locally higher amounts possible”.

Earlier Monday, DeSantis said state emergency officials in contact all 67 of districts of the state to identify potential gaps in resources and adopt plans for The state is able to quickly and effectively respond to system.

“I urge all Floridians to be prepared and make a plan in in event the storm hit Florida,” he said. in Press release.

The release reminded Floridians “to know if they live in evacuation zone, low-lying, flood- inclined area mobile home or an unsafe structure during the hurricane season. this is also very important for residents in know them home and this ability withstand strong winds and heavy rain.

One of counties with major coastline damage from Yan was Volusia, and Emergency Management Director Jim Judge said the winds from the system north and the east quadrants pose a particular threat again.

“We need take this storm very seriously because it can cause more coastal erosion, which could be devastating to our coastal properties affected by Hurricane Ian,” he said. “We also looking at rainfall anywhere from of 4 to 8 inches until Friday, what can cause flood, along with tropical storm-force winds that could cause widespread power shutdowns.”

Seminole County emergency personnel on Monday also they said they were preparing for Nicole drop a few inches of rain this week especially in areas where flood water from hurricane yan just lately it has started to recede.

“Not one wants to hear it, but it looks like this like as of today,” said Alan Harris, director of Seminole office of emergency management. “Each forecast got a little worse for us here.”

St. Johns River currently rated at a minor age flood scene. But rains from Nicole can increase it to moderate flood stage, county officials said, with as much as 7-8 inches of rain in some areas of Seminole.

Harris also said zigzag path potential is worrisome because moves over state.

“BUT double strike, I think it is certainly possible,” he said. “We’ve seen this before in Seminole County – 2008. I’m not saying that it will be Tropical Storm Fay, but the course is the complete opposite, but very similar to the place where the storm came. over us, made reversal and then back over us. It’s very similar to that.”

Sentinel staff writer Martin Comas contributed to this report.

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