The Canadian Hurricane Centre is tracking Hurricane Nicole, and issued the following statement on the storm this morning:
The next information statement will be issued by 3:00 p.m. ADT.
Hurricane Nicole forecast to impact the Grand Banks this weekend.
Summary of basic information at 9:00 a.m. ADT.
– Location: 28.0 North 67.0 West.
– About 514 kilometres south-southwest of Bermuda.
– Maximum sustained winds: 157 kilometres per hour.
-Present movement: north at 12 kilometres per hour.
-Minimum central pressure: 969 millibars.
At this time we do not anticipate any significant effects over land.
No significant wind and rainfall are expected.
-Some surge and waves may affect southern Newfoundland this weekend.
Marine weather impacts and warnings summary.
-Gale- to storm-force winds are likely over parts of the Grand Banks this weekend.
NTV’s Chief Meteorologist Eddie Sheerrr is also monitoring the storm closely, and has been watching it for the last several days.
“At this point, most computer model data suggests that the storm may stay far enough southeast of the Avalon Peninsula, that impacts will be minimal. With any tropical system that nears NL, it must be watched closely. When storms are coming this close to the Island, it doesn’t take much of a track shift to change the impacts we see dramatically,” says Sheerr.
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