Hurricane Nicole

By Paul Homewood

 

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Hurricane Nicole was downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall along Florida’s east coast as a Category 1 hurricane early Thursday morning.

The storm made landfall around 3 a.m. near Vero Beach, bringing with it vicious winds and a dangerous storm surge.

Evacuations were ordered across Florida, including former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The storm surge is expected to peak Thursday morning between 8 and 9 a.m.

The storm marks the third time in recorded history that a November hurricane has made landfall in Florida. The other two November hurricanes were the 1935 Yankee Hurricane and Hurricane Kate in 1985.

https://www.foxnews.com/weather/florida-prepares-for-impact-of-hurricane-nicole-major-coastal-flooding-expected

Nicole was, in reality, an extremely weak hurricane, with estimated winds of 75 mph – Cat 1s are defines as 74 to 95 mph. The storm surge is also expected to be relatively slight:

[Image of cumulative wind history]

No doubt, some climate activist will be wheeled out to claim that hurricanes this late in the year are rare, but as Fox point out, there have been other November hurricanes in Florida, in 1935 and 1985. They were both Cat 2s, with winds of 98 mph.

According to Wikipedia, on average we get a tropical storm somewhere in the Atlantic every other November, though of course it is pot luck whether they hit land or not:

On average, one tropical storm forms during every other November. On rare occasions, a major hurricane occurs. The few intense hurricanes in November include Hurricane "Cuba" in late October and early November 1932 (the strongest November hurricane on record peaking as a Category 5 hurricane), Hurricane Lenny in mid-November 1999, Hurricane Kate in late November 1985 which was the latest major hurricane formation on record until Hurricane Otto (a category 3 storm) of the 2016 hurricane season.

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November 10, 2022 at 05:26AM

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