|Location||1090 miles ENE of The Azores|
|Heading||NE at 16 mph|
At 300 AM GMT (0300 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Alpha was located near latitude 40.9 North, longitude 6.9 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 16 mph (26 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue during the next 12 hours or so. Alpha should move across northern Portugal and Spain before dissipating later today.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. The remnant low is expected to dissipate by Saturday night.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
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.
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 storm totals of 1 to 2 inches of rainfall, with isolated amounts of 3 inches over the northern portion of Portugal and into west-central Spain before rain tapers off later today.