Jan 14, 2016

January hurricane forms in Atlantic for first time since 1938

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Hurricane Alex is seen in the Atlantic after being upgraded from a storm on Thursday. Photograph: Getty Images
Hurricane Alex is seen in the Atlantic after being upgraded from a storm on Thursday. Photograph: Getty Images

A hurricane has formed far out in the Atlantic Ocean, the first time such an event has happened in January since 1938, US officials said...

NOAA researcher Jim Kossin said the water in which Alex formed was about 1.7C to 2.2C (3F to 4F) warmer than normal.