Hurricane Nicole strengthens into Category 3 storm

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By: Associated Press
October 12, 2016

MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters say Hurricane Nicole has strengthened into a Category 3 storm with winds of 115 mph (185 kph).

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Nicole was about 210 miles (335 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda on Wednesday evening and was moving north-northeast at 10 mph (17 kph).

Forecasters expect Nicole to pick up speed and pass near or over Bermuda on Thursday. A hurricane warning has been issued for the island.


By: Associated Press
October 12, 2016

MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Nicole is heading toward Bermuda as a Category 2 storm.

Nicole's maximum sustained winds increased early Wednesday to near 100 mph.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some strengthening is possible and Nicole could be near major hurricane strength later in the day.

The storm is centered about 330 miles south-southwest of Bermuda, where a hurricane warning is in effect, and is moving north-northwest near 7 mph.