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Tropical Storm Nicole Public Advisory


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Tropical Storm Nicole Advisory Number  13
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL172022
400 AM EST Thu Nov 10 2022

...NICOLE NOW A TROPICAL STORM, CENTERED OVER EAST-CENTRAL
FLORIDA...
...STRONG WINDS, DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND WAVES, AND HEAVY RAINS
CONTINUE OVER A LARGE AREA...


SUMMARY OF 400 AM EST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.8N 80.7W
ABOUT 25 MI...35 KM NW OF VERO BEACH FLORIDA
ABOUT 60 MI...95 KM SE OF ORLANDO FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...981 MB...28.97 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Hurricane Warning from Boca Raton to the Flagler/Volusia County
Line Florida has been changed to a Tropical Storm Warning.  The
Tropical Storm Warning south of Boca Raton to Hallandale Beach
has been discontinued, and the Hurricane Watch has been
discontinued for Lake Okeechobee.

The Storm Surge Warning from North Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet has
been discontinued.  The Storm Surge Watch south of North Palm Beach
to Hallandale Beach has been discontinued.

All warnings have been discontinued for the northwestern Bahamas.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Boca Raton Florida to South Santee River South Carolina
* North of Bonita Beach to Indian Pass Florida
* Lake Okeechobee

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
* Jupiter Inlet Florida to Altamaha Sound Georgia
* Mouth of the St. Johns River to Georgetown Florida
* Anclote River Florida to Ochlockonee River Florida

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Ochlockonee River to Indian Pass Florida
* Altamaha Sound Georgia to South Santee River South Carolina

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening
inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, in
the indicated locations. For a depiction of areas at risk, please
see the National Weather Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic,
available at hurricanes.gov.  This is a life-threatening situation.
Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions
to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for
other dangerous conditions.  Promptly follow evacuation and other
instructions from local officials.

A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-
threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the
coastline, in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.
For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather
Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at
hurricanes.gov.

Interests in the remainder of Florida and along the southeastern
coast of the United States should monitor the progress of Nicole.

For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 400 AM EST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Nicole was
located inland over east-central Florida near latitude 27.8 North, 
longitude 80.7 West.  Nicole is moving toward the west-northwest 
near 14 mph (22 km/h).  A turn toward the northwest and 
north-northwest is expected later today and tonight, followed by an 
acceleration toward the north and north-northeast on Friday.  On 
the forecast track, the center of Nicole will move across central 
Florida this morning, possibly emerge over the far northeastern 
Gulf of Mexico this afternoon, and then moving across the Florida 
Panhandle and Georgia tonight and on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) 
with higher gusts.  Additional weakening is forecast while 
Nicole moves over land during the next day or two, and the storm is 
likely to become a tropical depression over Georgia tonight or 
early Friday.  Nicole is expected to merge with a frontal boundary 
over the Mid-Atlantic United States by Friday night.

Nicole remains a large tropical storm.  Tropical-storm-force winds 
extend outward up to 450 miles (720 km) from the center, 
especially to the north.  A sustained wind of 47 mph (76 km/h) and a 
gust to 62 mph (100 km/h) were recently reported at Patrick Air 
Force Base, Florida.  Winds are increasing near the west coast of 
Florida.  A sustained wind of 38 mph (61 km/h) and a gust to 45 mph 
(72 km/h) were recently reported at Clearwater Beach.

The estimated minimum central pressure based on surface 
observations is 981 mb (28.97 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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Key messages for Nicole can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2, WMO header WTNT42 KNHC,
and on the web at www.hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT2.shtml.

WIND:  Tropical storm conditions will continue along portions of the
east coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina in the warning
areas today.  Tropical storm conditions are expected to occur within
the warning area along the west coast of Florida through tonight.

STORM SURGE:  The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the
tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by
rising waters moving inland from the shoreline.  The water could
reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated
areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

* Jupiter Inlet Florida to Altamaha Sound Georgia including the
St. Johns River to the Fuller Warren Bridge...3 to 5 ft
* Anclote River to Ochlockonee River...3 to 5 ft
* Altamaha Sound Georgia to the South Santee River South
Carolina...2 to 4 ft
* St. Johns River south of the Fuller Warren Bridge to Georgetown
Florida...2 to 4 ft
* Ochlockonee River to Indian Pass...2 to 4 ft
* Englewood to Anclote River including Tampa Bay...1 to 3 ft
* Jupiter Inlet to Hallandale Beach Florida ...1 to 3 ft
* South Santee River to Surf City North Carolina...1 to 2 ft

The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to
the north of the landfall location, where the surge will be
accompanied by large and destructive waves.  Surge-related flooding
depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and
can vary greatly over short distances.  For information specific to
your area, please see products issued by your local National Weather
Service forecast office.

RAINFALL:  Nicole is expected to produce the following rainfall
amounts through Saturday:

* Northwest Bahamas into portions of the Florida Peninsula: 3 to 5
inches with local maxima of 8 inches.
* Southeast into the central Appalachians and eastern portions of
Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio: 2 to 4 inches with local maxima of 6
inches along the Blue Ridge.
* Northern Mid-Atlantic into New England: 1 to 4 inches.

Flash and urban flooding will be possible, along with renewed river
rises on the St. Johns River, across the Florida Peninsula today.
Heavy rainfall from this system will spread northward across
portions of the Southeast, upper Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and New
England today through Saturday, where limited flooding impacts
will be possible.

For the latest rainfall reports and wind gusts associated with
Hurricane Nicole, see the companion storm summary at WBCSCCNS2 with
the WMO header ACUS42 KWBC or at the following link:
https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/nfdscc2.html

TORNADOES:  A few tornadoes are possible this morning over parts of
coastal east-central and northeastern Florida.  The tornado threat
will spread northward across parts of southeastern Georgia and the
Carolinas later today through Friday morning.

SURF:  Large swells generated by Nicole will affect the northwestern
Bahamas, the east coast of Florida, and much of the southeastern
United States coast during the next few days.  These swells are
likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Please consult products from your local weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 700 AM EST.
Next complete advisory at 1000 AM EST.

$$
Forecaster Berg/Bucci/Reinhart




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