Nicole Closing In On Bermuda! (credit: Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz and National Hurricane Center)
DISCUSSION: As of this evening, a strengthening Hurricane Nicole is continuing to bear down on the island of Bermuda. As of the current time, Hurricane Nicole is a Category 4 hurricane (based on the scale defined by the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) wherein the criteria for a Category 4 hurricane is met once a hurricane achieves maximum sustained winds of between 130 and 155 mph. It is important to note that Hurricane Nicole has likely reached its maximum intensity; though a bit more strengthening prior to landfall or a near-landfall in Bermuda cannot be completely ruled out of the realm of possibility. Be sure to watch the video briefing above for details and stay tuned for updates on Hurricane Nicole right here at the Global Weather and Climate Center.
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz