Hurricane Alex Forms over North Atlantic

NOAA IR Satellite image Hurricane Alex

Alex deepened overnight and became a hurricane this morning.  As of 21UTC today, Alex was packing winds to 75 knots with hurricane force winds extending outward about 20NM east of the center. During the next 12-24 hours Alex should transition back into an extratropical storm low.  Alex is expected to maintain hurricane strength while passing near or over the Azores early Friday.

Post-Tropical Alex will turn northwestward, later westward and may regain hurricane force winds as an extratropical storm between the 16th and 17th.

NOAA OPC 48 Hour Surface Forecast

About Fred Pickhardt

Fred Pickhardt, Marine Meteorologist I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. I have extensive experience in marine weather analysis, marine weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic marine weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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