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Hurricane Nicole is rare for three reasons

Posted at 8:52 AM, Oct 13, 2016

Hurricane Nicole hasn't gotten much attention in the U.S. since it formed during Hurricane Matthew's approach to Florida.

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Nicole is a unique storm in its own right, and here are three things making this storm a memorable one.

1. It's a big one

Hurricane Nicole is the second major hurricane this month. This is the first time the Atlantic has produced two Category 4 storms in October.


2. Nicole's headed straight for Bermuda

Bermuda feels the effects of hurricanes every year, but it's not often they get a direct hit. If Nicole makes landfall in Bermuda, it will only be the 10th time a tropical storm has directly hit the island nation since 1899.

3. We made it to the "N" name

Nicole is the 14th storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. That's the most named storms since 2013.

There are currently no other disturbances in the Atlantic that could become Otto, the next named storm, but there's still a month and a half left in this year's hurricane season.

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