Earlier post. Info relevant just know it's a Cat 4 now..
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..CAT 3 NICOLE STRENGTHENS TO A MAJOR HURRICANE.. Headed to Bermuda as a very strong hurricane. Look at that eye... wide, large moving towards cooler water. Has Nicole peaked or in the process of peaking? Will see tomorrow in the morning. I just wanted to update here now.
It's common for Bermuda to be visited by Hurricanes.
Less common for it to be a Cat 3 but does happen.
Usually they weaken before landfall...
..or slide just to the East or West of Bermuda.
Hard to hit a rock in the ocean.
And yet many hurricanes do..
What's amazing is how close Nicole is to cold water.
The cold water is very visible to the NW of Nicole.
Yet Nicole became a Cat 3.
Busy year officially in the tropics.
Another close up...
Check out that eye ..
Stadium effect the sun hitting it just right.
So impressive signature wise as a hurricane.
From a meager system formed despite the outflow of Matthew.
Wandering around in circles.
Finally Nicole found it's groove.
There is some discussion on a short wave trough.
In theory is misses the hurricane.
Nicole could wander a bit in the North Atlantic.
Currently recon is on the way into the storm.
The 11 AM and 5 AM should have more info.
This is a list from Wikipedia
I'll look for some better lists tomorrow.
Bermuda is rich in hurricane history.
So rich they are immortalized by Winslow Homer.
Always amazes me how perfectly he got this picture.
So stay tuned.
Models pretty much in agreement.
And we are still watching the Caribbean for possible development.
And watching the Atlantic as always.
This season is not over yet.
If you thought Matthew was the swan song...
..you thought wrong.
Nicole is a Cat 3.
The wide view.......
I'll update tomorrow after recon info is analyzed ..
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