Tropical Storm Nigel expected to Rapidly Deepen

Tropical Storm Nigel

Tropical Storm Nigel has formed over the central North Atlantic near 25.1 N, 49.5 W, and was moving northwest at 11 knots with max winds to 55 knots. Max significant wave heights currently estimated near 6 meters (19-20 feet).






Nigel is forecast to continue moving northwest during the next few days in a very favorable environment and rapid intensification is likely. Nigel will likely reach hurricane strength within the next 12 hours, reaching near 100 knot max winds in about 36 hours with max significant wave heights increasing to near 10 meters (30-35 feet). After about 72 hours, Nigel will turn north then northeast and accelerate and weaken while transitioning into an extratropical system.

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About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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