For the first time since 1938, a full-fledged hurricane has formed in the Atlantic Ocean in January.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the Azores Meteorological Service has issued a Hurricane Warning for the islands of Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa, and Terceira in the central Azores, and a Tropical Storm Warning for the islands of Sao Miguel and Santa Maria in the eastern Azores.
Alex could intensify a bit, but as it moves northward into really cold water, it will likely weaken.
Alex’s current path should not impact the United States’ East Coast, although a Nor’easter could potentially clip the Greater NYC area over the weekend, bringing significant rain—which is never good news for us here in Hoboken.
(AccuWeather.com image—January 14, 2016)