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BULLETIN
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER 9
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012016
500 PM AST FRI JAN 15 2016


...ALEX BECOMES EXTRATROPICAL...
...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY...



SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...43.0N 27.8W ABOUT 290 MI...470 KM N OF TERCEIRA IN THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 350 DEGREES AT 40 MPH...65 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...986 MB...29.12 INCHES



WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.



DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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Satellite images and surface observations indicate that Alex has lost its tropical characteristics.

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Alex was located near latitude 43.0 North, longitude 27.8 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the north near 40 mph (65 km/h), and a turn toward the northwest and west with an additional increase in forward speed is expected over the next 36 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 36 hours, and the post-tropical cyclone is forecast to merge with another extratropical cyclone by Sunday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 485 miles (780 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 986 mb (29.12 inches).



HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.



NEXT ADVISORY
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This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system. Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service under AWIPS header NFDHSFAT1, WMO header FZNT01 KWBC, and available on the Web at http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/NFDHSFAT1.shtml, and in high seas forecasts issued by Meteo France under WMO header FQNT50 LFPW and available on the web at http://www.meteofrance.com/previsions-meteo-marine/bulletin.

$$ Forecaster Pasch

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