Alpha Makes Landfall In Portugal – WPLG Local 10

Location 120 miles NNE of Lisbon Portugal
Wind 45 mph
Heading NE at 17 mph
Pressure 29.47
Coordinates 8.4W, 40.4N

Discussion

At 900 PM GMT (2100 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Alpha was located near latitude 40.4 North, longitude 8.4 West. The storm is moving toward the northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h), and this general motion is expected during the next day or so. Alpha should move across northern Portugal and Spain before dissipating on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. The storm should weaken into a depression overnight and a remnant low pressure area on Saturday.

Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 998 mb (29.47 inches).

Tropics Satellite at 5:07 Friday Afternoon, September 18th
Tropics Satellite at 5:07 Friday Afternoon, September 18th

Watches and Warnings

There are no coastal tropical cyclone watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in Portugal should monitor the progress of Alpha. Additional information on this system can be found in products from the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere at www.ipma.pt.

Tropics Models at 3:10 Friday Afternoon, September 18th
Tropics Models at 3:10 Friday Afternoon, September 18th

Land Hazards

WIND, Information on wind hazards from Alpha can be found in products from the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere at www.ipma.pt.

RAINFALL, Alpha is expected to produce 1 to 2 inches (25 to 50 mm) of rainfall, with isolated amounts of 3 inches (75 mm) over the northern portion of Portugal and into west-central Spain through Saturday morning.

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