Category Hurricane Nicole

Hurricane Nicole took a toll on Florida’s east coast beaches

This past week, I drove much of the east coast of Florida with my family. It was pretty shocking how much damage Nicole did to the entire coastline from Broward to St Johns Counties. Many of the important beachside natural areas from Flagler down to St Lucie Counties remain partially or completely closed due to […]

After Nicole at Sweetbay Natural Area

This was filmed the day after Hurricane Nicole left the region. Sweetbay Natural Area is in northwest Palm Beach County right behind the North County Regional Airport.

The NHC got it right with Nicole

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) rightly got lots of criticism for its handling of Hurricane Ian. Not only was forecast wrong because they essentially “split the difference” between models, creating a consensus solution which was way off, but they failed to acknowledge clear wobbles and slight turns on visible radar in their forecasting. In Hurricane […]

Nicole latest at 10 am ET

As our readers know, Hurricane Nicole made landfall as a Category 1 storm early this morning in Indian River County. The storm has taken a toll on the Atlantic Coastline with serious damage reported along the coast from Broward County northward to St Johns County. At 7 am ET the storm was downgraded to a […]

Nicole: New Tropical Storm Warnings for the west coast, Hurricane Watch dropped for north of Volusia

At 4am ET the National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the west coast ofFlorida north of Bonita Beach to Indian Pass. The Hurricane Watch from the Flagler/Volusia County Line to PonteVedra Beach Florida has been discontinued. It has been maintained for Broward County (from Hallandale Beach to Boca Raton) […]

Nicole: Storm near Hurricane strength, a look at the models.

At 10 pm ET, Nicole now has maximum sustained winds of 70 MPH, putting it just below Hurricane strength. The storm is moving WSW at 10 MPH. Center is 325 miles east of West Palm Beach. The WSW dip was expected, and is likely why Broward County has a Hurricane Watch despite not being in […]

Nicole: Hurricane Warning issued from Boca Raton to Flagler/Volusia line

At 10 am EST, The National Hurricane Center has issued a Hurricane Warning from Boca Raton northward to the Flagler/Volusia county line. Forecast models now indicate a likely landfall for the storm somewhere between Stuart and Melbourne. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Flagler and St Johns County and has been kept in place […]

Subtropical Storm Nicole: Forecast track shifts north, west coast put under Tropical Storm Watch

At 4 am EST a Tropical Storm Watch was issued for the Gulf Coast of Florida from Bonita Beach (effectively the Collier-Lee line) noth to the mouth of Ocklohochnee River, bringing watches into Southwest Florida, the Tampa Bay are, and the Big Bend area. Additionally a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Miami-Dade County. […]

Nicole: Hurricane Watches issued for Florida’s east coast – Election Day impacts?

The National Hurricane Center had issued a¬†Hurricane Watch for Brevard, Indian River, St Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach and Broward counties regarding subTropical (at the moment) Storm Nicole. Tropical Storm Watches have been issued for the rest of the Florida east coast as well as Hendy, Highlands, Okeechobee Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties Modeling indicates the […]