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Nigel Weakens to a Tropical Storm Before Dissipating While the Atlantic Still Remains Active

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Hurricane Nigel weakened to become a tropical storm on September 21, 2023. On Thursday, the storm was about 630 miles east-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland. It had sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. The storm was moving about 37 miles per hour to the east-southeast.

On Friday morning, hurricane-force winds extended out about 70 miles from the eye of this storm, while tropical-force winds extended out about 205 miles.

Hurricane Nigel formed on Monday, September 15, 2023, as a tropical depression and became a Category 2 hurricane on Tuesday. The storm never had much impact on land before weakening to a tropical storm on Thursday. It should entirely fall apart on Sunday as it nears Greenland.

Hurricane Nigel became a Category 1 hurricane on September 18, with winds up to 80 miles per hour. The next day, it became a Category 2 hurricane, with winds up to 100 miles per hour, before returning to being a Category 1 storm again on September 20. Largely, Hurricane Nigel stayed in open water, causing minimal damage.


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