Jan 14, 2016

Alex becomes first January hurricane in Atlantic since 1938

Azores
Portugal
by
Bobby Magill
,
Wx Shift
Image: NOAA
Image: NOAA

Subtropical Storm Alex became Hurricane Alex on Thursday morning, the first January hurricane to form in the Atlantic since 1938 and the latest twist to an already remarkable winter in the tropics. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November, and it’s unusual for tropical cyclones to form in the winter and spring.