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Storm Nicole targets Florida east coast, near hurricane force winds possible

November 7, 2022

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) warns of a “prolonged period of hazardous weather” for much of Florida state as subtropical storm Nicole has formed northeast of the Bahamas and is expected to bear down on Florida’s east coast, with near hurricane force winds seen as a possibility and storm surge likely.

Subtropical storm Nicole could be a test for the close in intensification potential of a relatively late season storm, given the warm sea surface temperatures (SST’s) alongside Florida’s east coast at this time of year.

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