Enter Nicole: Hurricane Center Names Storm Off Florida

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Subtropical Storm Nicole formed Monday morning in the Atlantic Ocean with a projected path that could bring it to Florida’s east coast near hurricane strength, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of 8 a.m., the system was located about 520 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph moving north-northwest at 14 mph.

Nicole becomes the 14th named system of the 2022 hurricane season, which continues the stretch of above-average storm production in recent years. 2020 saw a record 30 named storms while 2021 produced 21 named systems.

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