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Subtropical Storm Alex Forms, Giving the Atlantic Hurricane Season a Rare January Start
Description: Subtropical Storm Alex formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean late Wednesday afternoon, giving the 2016 hurricane season a rare January start. The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, but storms have, on an occasional basis, formed before and after that date. Subtropical Storm Alex was located about 560 miles south-southwest of the Azores as of Thursday morning, which is a group of islands located 800-900 miles west of Portugal. Alex has a large wind field with maximum sustained winds estimated to be 70 mph. [Source: The Weather Channel]
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Source: The Weather Channel
Publish Date: 1/14/2016
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