DISCUSSION: As NOAA Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance aircraft flew out to investigate and study the structure and intensity associated with what is now a strengthening Hurricane Nicole, they ended up finding some fairly impressive stuff. Attached above is an image of the fairly well-formed eye of Nicole which was found as earlier this afternoon by scientists aboard the aircraft which investigated Nicole! Currently, the forecast track of Nicole (as shown in the second image from the top) brings the center of Nicole close to (or possibly directly over) the island of Bermuda sometime within the next 30 to 40 hours or so. Thus, people living in or currently vacationing in Bermuda should pay close attention to the forthcoming changes that occur with both the track and intensity of Nicole as time moves forward!
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz