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

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic 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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