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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for ALEX-16
from 13 Jan 2016 21:00 UTC to 15 Jan 2016 21:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone ALEX-16 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 9: (21 Oct 2016 15:31).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 139 km/h)
  • from 13 Jan 2016 21:00 UTC to 15 Jan 2016 21:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 18 Jan 2016 08:29:24 UTC

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.4m in Baia da Vila, Portugal. This height is estimated for 15 Jan 2016 13:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: AL012016 (NOAAid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 178 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Extra-Tropical Alex speeding through north Atlantic
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:59:00 +0100   phys (en)

On Sat. Jan. 16, 2016, NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured a visible image of Post-Tropical Storm Alex showing that the storm's cloud pattern became elongated and now resemble a frontal shape. Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project. Tropical Storm Alex quickly acquired extra-tropical characteristics late on Jan.

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Rarissime : la tempête Alex se tranforme en ouragan dans l'Atlantique
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:39:00 +0100   leparisien (fr)

Du jamais vu depuis presque 80 ans au mois de janvier. Ce jeudi, la tempête tropicale Alex a atteint la force d'un ouragan dans l'océan Atlantique, selon l'Agence américaine océanique et atmosphérique (NOAA). L'ouragan se trouve à un peu moins de 800 kilomètres au sud de l'île de Faial, située au....

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A Look at Alex: NASA Satellite Spies Oddball January Hurricane
Sat, 16 Jan 2016 15:49:00 +0100   news-yahoo (en)

Hurricane Alex whirls near the Azores islands at at 11 a.m. local time (13:00 Universal Time) on Jan. 14, 2016. It's rare to see a hurricane in January, but Hurricane Alex formed yesterday (Jan. 14) in the Atlantic Ocean — well after the end of the hurricane season — and a NASA satellite caught a glimpse of the menacing storm.

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (94), BOM (1), JTWC (1), (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), INFORM (1),

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