Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Tropical Storm Nicole, which continued to gain strength as it passed over the Bahamas on November 9, 2022.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Nicole weakened to a tropical storm after making landfall just south of Vero Beach on Thursday morning. While the east coast of Florida will receive the strongest winds, Nicole’s large cloud bands could have far-reaching impacts.
“The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this natural-color image at about 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (18:00 Universal Time) on November 8, 2022. At the time, the storm was located 310 miles (500 kilometers) northeast of the northwestern Bahamas and carried sustained winds of 60 miles (95 kilometers) per hour,” says NASA.
“After making landfall in Florida, forecasters expect Nicole to weaken and turn northward. Heavy rains and gusty winds will likely affect the U.S. Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast as the storm’s remnants track north through the remainder of the week.”
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory