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Old 01-13-2016, 01:54 PM
 
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On Wednesday 4pmEST 1-13-2016 Subtropical Storm Alex was named by the NHC.

First named Atlantic storm in the month of January since 1978.

Winds 50mph, moving NE at 14mph, pressure 990mb.

The Azores should expect heavy rains and some breezy winds with this system.

Expected to head into the northern Atlantic.
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Key Biscayne, FL
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Insane! Even more so when you realize this thing was in the gulf about a week ago
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Crazy. Thanks for starting the thread. Im getting lazier and snow starvation isnt making me nimble.

Whats funny is that it will turn west and head towards eastern Canada
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:35 AM
 
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Crazy. Thanks for starting the thread. Im getting lazier and snow starvation isnt making me nimble.

Whats funny is that it will turn west and head towards eastern Canada
-Help knock some cold air down to the US after leaving Greenland / E Canada maybe?
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:39 AM
 
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Thursday 1-14-2016 10amEST (11amAST) update:

Alex upgraded to a Hurricane. Looks a lot more impressive this morning vs Wednesday.

Estimated: Winds 85mph, moving NNE at 20mph, pressure 981mb.

Hurricane Warning issued for the Azores including Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa, and Terceira.
Tropical Storm Warning issued for the Azores including Sao Miguel and Santa Maria.

Hurricane force winds extend up to 25 miles from the center, Tropical Storm force up to 150 miles.

The Azores should expect large waves, some surge, winds, and heavy rains.

Additional information can be found from the National Hurricane Center:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:02 AM
 
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Default Hurricane Alex - 1st January Atlantic hurricane since 1938

Hurricane Alex Atlantic - CNN.com

tornadoes in December, hurricanes in January? what the heck
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Lizard Lick, NC
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I wonder, this storm is heading up to Greenland after the Azores, what would it do to the NAO? Wouldn't it flood Greenland with warmth and strengthen the -NAO?
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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I hope so, Simply astonishing.
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Old 01-14-2016, 12:47 PM
 
Location: C: Home R: Monroe CT, Climate:Dfa
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Wow.... Never expected that.
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Old 01-14-2016, 12:54 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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I guess the Tea Party folks just might be wrong about Climate Change being a myth?????
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