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WTNT31 KNHC 152032
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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
----------------------
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