Short-Lived Alpha Becomes A Remnant Low Over The District Of Viseu Portugal.. ...This Is The Last Advisory

Post-Tropical Cyclone

Tropics Forecast Cone at 10:35 Friday Evening, September 18th

Location 1090 miles ENE of The Azores
Wind 30 mph
Heading NE at 16 mph
Pressure 29.68
Coordinates 6.9W, 40.9N


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).

Tropics Satellite at 10:36 Friday Evening, 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

Tropics Models at 9:10 Saturday Morning, September 19th

Land Hazards

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

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.