Hurricane Nicole: Florida Airport Closures – Nov 10 1000z

By David Mumford

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Hurricane Nicole made landfall this morning over east-central Florida as a large tropical storm, with winds of around 60kts. Nicole is forecast to move across Florida this morning towards the Gulf Coast, and then move north up along the Florida Panhandle and Georgia tonight and Friday.

National Hurricane Center’s Advisory, issued 4am EST Nov 10:

At 400 AM EST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Nicole was
located inland over east-central Florida near latitude 27.8 North, 
longitude 80.7 West. Nicole is moving toward the west-northwest 
near 14 mph (22 km/h). A turn toward the northwest and 
north-northwest is expected later today and tonight, followed by an 
acceleration toward the north and north-northeast on Friday. On 
the forecast track, the center of Nicole will move across central 
Florida this morning, possibly emerge over the far northeastern 
Gulf of Mexico this afternoon, and then moving across the Florida 
Panhandle and Georgia tonight and on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) 
with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast while 
Nicole moves over land during the next day or two, and the storm is 
likely to become a tropical depression over Georgia tonight or 
early Friday. Nicole is expected to merge with a frontal boundary 
over the Mid-Atlantic United States by Friday night.

Nicole remains a large tropical storm. Tropical-storm-force winds 
extend outward up to 450 miles (720 km) from the center, 
especially to the north. A sustained wind of 47 mph (76 km/h) and a 
gust to 62 mph (100 km/h) were recently reported at Patrick Air 
Force Base, Florida. Winds are increasing near the west coast of 
Florida. A sustained wind of 38 mph (61 km/h) and a gust to 45 mph 
(72 km/h) were recently reported at Clearwater Beach.

The estimated minimum central pressure based on surface 
observations is 981 mb (28.97 inches).

Airport Closures

Several airports across the region are now closed for the passage of the storm. Here are the ones we know about as of 1000z on Nov 10:

And here are the Notams that carry the announcements of the closures:

MYGF/Grand Bahama
A0604/22 – AD CLSD. 08 NOV 22:30 2022 UNTIL 14 NOV 11:30 2022. CREATED: 08 NOV 15:07 2022

KPBI/Palm Beach
A2072/22 – AD AP CLSD EXC MIL, EMERG ACFT 1HR PPR 561-471-7440. 09 NOV 14:00 2022 UNTIL 10 NOV 13:00 2022. CREATED: 09 NOV 11:02 2022

KSUA/Witham Field
11/130 – AD AP CLSD EXC MIL OPS AND EMERG ACFT. 09 NOV 19:00 2022 UNTIL 10 NOV 17:00 2022. CREATED: 09 NOV 13:53 2022

KMLB/Melbourne
A0565/22 – AD AP CLSD EXC MIL OPS AND EMERG ACFT 1HR PPR 321-508-1319. 09 NOV 19:00 2022 UNTIL 10 NOV 21:00 2022. CREATED: 08 NOV 19:51 2022

KISM/Kissimmee
A0400/22 – AD AP CLSD. 09 NOV 17:00 2022 UNTIL 11 NOV 11:59 2022. CREATED: 08 NOV 23:29 2022

KMCO/Orlando
A3251/22 – AD AP CLSD EXC EMERG ACFT AND MIL OPS AND CARGO. 09 NOV 22:00 2022 UNTIL 11 NOV 17:00 2022. CREATED: 09 NOV 21:30 2022

KORL/Orlando Executive
A3204/22 – ORL AD AP CLSD TO FIXED WING EXC HEL AND EMERG HEL AND MIL HEL OPS. 09 NOV 21:00 2022 UNTIL 11 NOV 17:00 2022. CREATED: 08 NOV 21:48 2022

KSFB/Orlando Sanford
A1063/22 – AD AP CLSD EXC EMERG ACFT AND SAR 1HR PPR 407-247-1212. 09 NOV 21:00 2022 UNTIL 11 NOV 14:00 2022. CREATED: 09 NOV 14:27 2022

KDAB/Daytona Beach
A1969/22 – AD AP CLSD EXC MIL, EMERG ACFT 1HR PPR 386-547-0298. 09 NOV 19:09 2022 UNTIL 11 NOV 11:00 2022. CREATED: 09 NOV 19:09 2022

More info

  • Cyclocane have a tracker page for Nicole here, which includes tracking map and source info from the National Hurricane Center.
  • The FAA have a page on airport closures here.
  • The NBAA have a page on Nicole here, which includes airport closures, equipment shutdowns, and route info.

If you have any additional info to add, please email us at news@ops.group

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