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post Jan 8 2016, 01:14 PM
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Could this become Alex ?

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post Jan 13 2016, 10:15 PM
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Yes. It did today. Subtropical Storm Alex. 50 MPH winds and 55mph forward speed.
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post Jan 14 2016, 10:26 AM
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HURRICANE ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER 4
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012016
1100 AM AST THU JAN 14 2016

...ALEX BECOMES A HURRICANE...
...HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR THE AZORES...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.5N 28.4W
ABOUT 490 MI...790 KM S OF FAIAL ISLAND IN THE CENTRAL AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...31 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...981 MB...28.97 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Azores Meteorological Service has issued a Hurricane Warning
for the islands of Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa, and Terceira in
the central Azores, and a Tropical Storm Warning for the islands
of Sao Miguel and Santa Maria in the eastern Azores.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa, and Terceira in the central
Azores

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Sao Miguel and Santa Maria in the eastern Azores

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Alex was located
near latitude 31.5 North, longitude 28.4 West. Alex is moving toward
the north-northeast near 20 mph (31 km/h) and a turn toward the
north with an increase in forward speed is expected over the next
day or two. On the forecast track, the center of Alex will move
near or over portions of the Azores Friday morning.


Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher
gusts. Little change in strength is forecast through Friday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 150 miles
(240 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 981 mb (28.97 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Tropical-storm-force winds are expected to begin over
portions of the Azores tonight. Hurricane conditions are expected
to spread over the central Azores by early Friday.

Wind speeds atop and on the windward sides of hills and mountains
are often up to 30 percent stronger than the near-surface
winds indicated in this advisory, and in some elevated locations
could be even greater.

RAINFALL: Alex is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
3 to 5 inches over the Azores through Friday, with possible
isolated maximum amounts of 7 inches. These rains could produce
life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge is expected to produce
significant coastal flooding near and to the east of the center of
Alex. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and
destructive waves.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM AST.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Pasch
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post Jan 14 2016, 02:16 PM
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Please update the sub title. AMS time constraints won't let me.


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post Jan 14 2016, 08:38 PM
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JD, quick question...why is this being considered an EARLY season storm instead of a LATE season storm? A typical early season storm is April or May, I did some research and the earliest hurricane I could find was March 6th 1908.

1908 hurricane

Also would point out Tropical Storm Zeta from December 29, 2005 January 6, 2006. All in all I would think this should be Larry and not Alex. Any thoughts? Hopefully this is a sign for an exciting season to come! laugh.gif
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post Jan 15 2016, 01:15 PM
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QUOTE(Ron in Miami @ Jan 14 2016, 08:38 PM) *
JD, quick question...why is this being considered an EARLY season storm instead of a LATE season storm? A typical early season storm is April or May, I did some research and the earliest hurricane I could find was March 6th 1908.

1908 hurricane

Also would point out Tropical Storm Zeta from December 29, 2005 January 6, 2006. All in all I would think this should be Larry and not Alex. Any thoughts? Hopefully this is a sign for an exciting season to come! laugh.gif

1938 was the last January hurricane in the Atlantic...
1938 Hurricane Season

As far as naming, from what I gather, the new names start with the calendar year. Had Zeta formed a few days later it would have been Alberto.
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