Hurricane Nadine was the fourth-longest-lived Atlantic hurricane on record. It was the fourteenth tropical cyclone and named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Nadine developed from a tropical wave west of Cape Verde on September 10. By September 28, the storm curved northwestward and re-strengthened into a hurricane.
About Hurricane Nadine in brief
Hurricane Nadine was the fourth-longest-lived Atlantic hurricane on record. It was the fourteenth tropical cyclone and named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Nadine developed from a tropical wave west of Cape Verde on September 10. By the following day, it had strengthened into Tropical Storm Nadine. By September 28, the storm curved northwestward and re-strengthened into a hurricane. The tenacious cyclone intensified further and peaked with winds of 90 mph. It then transitioned into an extratropical cyclone on October 3, and merged with an approaching cold front northeast of the Azores soon after. The remnants of Nadine passed through theAzores on October 4 and again brought relatively strong winds to the islands. The storm became more disorganized and struggled to develop an eye as it became more difficult to locate the storm center. As a result, Nadine became a result of the result of a mid-level to upper-level trough and a few hundred miles to the west of the storm’s center. It became a more prominent tropical storm on September 13, with sustained winds of up to 230 miles per hour (370 km/h) The storm then became more raggedly ragged, with winds extending 230 miles (370 kilometers) from the center.
The National Hurricane Center gave the system a medium chance of tropical cyclogenesis within 48 hours. The system was declared as Tropical Depression Fourteen at 1200 UTC on September 10, while the storm was about 885 miles (1,200 km) west of cape Verde. On September 12, a central dense overcast developed and due to favorable conditions, the National Hurricane Center noted the possibility of rapid deepening. Intensification continued at a quicker albeit less than rapid rate on Sept 12. By early on September 12, convective banding wrapped almost completely around the center and cloud tops reached temperatures as low as −112°F. However, because data could not determine if an eye had developed, Nadine’s intensity was at 70mph — just below the threshold of hurricane status. It later weakened back to a 65 mph tropical storm, as conditions became increasingly unfavorable. It finally weakened to a tropical depression on September 14, and later that day, a low pressure area developed along the axis of the tropical wave, which further increased convective activity. On September 15, a tropical storm warning was issued for parts of the coast of Africa and the southern tip of South America.