[14] Throughout the country, there were 203 reports of fallen trees, 174 reports of minor flooding, 88 structures damaged and 82 roads blocked by debris. Total damages from the storm were estimated to be in the millions of euros. [12][13] Extreme street flooding also became prominent in some cities in western Portugal, particularly Setúbal. The Pacific however was slightly more active. Overall, 2020 was the third most active Pacific season on record, but it was the most active on record using East Pacific names. October 28, 2020. According to surf forecasters, who have looked back at 40-plus years of data, a swell of this magnitude happens roughly every two and a half years and this could be one of the largest October swells on record. [6] A combination of radar imagery from Portugal, scatterometer passes, and satellite derived wind data soon revealed Subtropical Storm Alpha had formed at 16:30 UTC, on 18 September, just a couple hundred miles from the coast of Portugal, and was already producing sustained winds up to 80 km/h (50 mph)[7] and wind gusts up to 108 km/h (67 mph). [11] Winds due to Alpha and its associated non-tropical low caused widespread power outages, fallen trees and damaged dozens of vehicles. Sign up now for a chance to win €100 of Amazon vouchers! NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite found the remnants of former Subtropical storm Alpha spreading over Portugal and northwestern Spain. At least two tornadoes were confirmed in Portugal and one person was killed from high winds. 0 Comments Former hurricane Epsilon combined with a low pressure system off Greenland and has been churning up waves of gigantic size in Portugal. We ran out of storm names and had to resort to the Greek alphabet for only the second time. After our brush with Hurricane Delta and Hurricane Zeta, we wanted to reach out and reassure you that your home away from home is ready and waiting for you. [16] Alpha also caused lightning storms on Ons Island which led to a forest fire. +351 282 341 201, sales@theportugalnews.com The twenty-fourth cyclone and twenty-second named storm of the extremely active and record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Alpha originated from a large non-tropical low that was first monitored by the National Hurricane Center on 15 September. Impressionante! On May 14, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) began monitoring an area of disturbed weather which was expected to form just north of Cuba in a couple of days. The Greek alphabet is now being used for only the second time on record. newsdesk@theportugalnews.com, © 2020 The Portugal News - Established 1977 With three days remaining until the official end of the 2020 hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring two systems in the Atlantic basin. Initially not anticipated to transition into a tropical cyclone, the low gradually tracked south-southeastward for several days with little development. In the last week of October 2020, a late-season Atlantic hurricane pushed massive swell to the shores of Western Europe, but no place was bigger, or more in the spotlight, than Portugal's Nazaré. [16], "Global Catastrophe Recap September 2020", "Subtropical Storm Alpha Forecast Discussion Number 1", "Ciclone Alpha: Aviso laranja por agravamento de mau tempo hoje no distrito de Coimbra | Notícias de Coimbra", "Tornados em Beja e Palmela ocorreram devido a supercélulas. Tuesday, November 24th 2020, 4:17 pm - Among the multiple records shattered, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season produced 30 named storms -- the most ever -- surpassing 2005's tally of 28. [4] Nonetheless, thunderstorm activity became more concentrated and organized near the center of the low as it gradually shed its frontal features, although the central low struggled to become the dominant feature. Tropical Storm Douglas formed in the East Pacific late Monday, and became the first hurricane in the Atlantic or East Pacific of the year on Wednesday. Sub-tropical storm Alpha formed and dissipated over Portugal on 19 September. This radar image shows Subtropical Storm Alpha moving inland over the coast of Portugal on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. How 2020 stacks up against 2005. On October 29, 2020, some of the world's finest swell chasers surfed the biggest waves of their lives at Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal. [12] Supercell thunderstorms associated with the system spawned at least two confirmed tornadoes in Beja and Palmela. Foram registadas 555 ocorrências devido ao mau tempo e mantém-se aviso amarelo", "Los estragos del temporal: Una mujer muere en Cáceres al caer un tejado y un tren descarrila en Madrid", "Tropical Storm Beta to spend days pounding Gulf Coast", "Out of Names, National Hurricane Center Calls New Storms by Greek Letters", "A slew of weather events – including two named storms troubling Europe – pose challenges far and wide", Advisory Archive on Subtropical Storm Alpha, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Subtropical_Storm_Alpha_(2020)&oldid=991986330, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Alpha is the earliest 22nd Atlantic tropical / subtropical storm, surpassing the old mark of October 17, set by, Forming at a longitude of 9.3°W, Alpha overtook, Upon landfall, Alpha became the first recorded tropical or subtropical cyclone to make landfall in mainland Portugal, and only the third known to have made landfall in, This page was last edited on 2 December 2020, at 21:41. Tropical Storm Wilfred formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean that morning. Another record 2020 is going for is the most named storm landfalls in a single season. HURRICANE SEASON is nearly upon us, bringing months of severe weather, named storm systems and for some areas intense damage. By Jeff Masters, Ph.D. | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 The strongest Atlantic storm of 2020, Hurricane Iota, as seen at 10 a.m. EST November 16. Subtropical Storm Alpha was a unique subtropical cyclone that made landfall in Portugal, the first ever recorded occurrence for the country. With 27 named storms, and a storm system brewing in … Published: September 18, 2020, ... Alpha should move across northern Portugal and Spain before dissipating later today. [5] This central low feature soon enough became encased within the larger non-tropical low, and thunderstorm activity persisted. The list of named storms that have occurred during the Atlantic hurricane season as of November 9, 2020. Read this week's issue online exactly as it appears in print. A woman died in Calzadilla after a roof collapsed on top of her. Sep. 21, 2020 – NASA Satellite Found Post-Tropical Storm Alpha Fizzle Over Portugal and Spain Former Subtropical Storm Alpha was a short-lived storm that formed and fizzled within 24 hours. By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist. Sept. 18, 2020, will be known in history for a frenetic burst of three Atlantic named storm formations in just six hours. We currently sit at nine landfalls for the year which ties 1916 for the most landfalls on record. The system moved north-northeast and developed into a tropical depression east of Florida around 18:00 UTC on May 16, before an Air Force reconnaissance aircraft found that it had become Tropical Storm A… With the formation of Theta, the 2020 Atlantic season has … [12] Winds brought down a radio tower in Leiria and damage was described as "unrepairable". (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory) NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite found the remnants of former Subtropical storm Alpha spreading over Portugal and northwestern Spain. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to … +351 282 341 100 [8], Two hours later, at 18:30 UTC, Alpha made landfall near São Pedro de Moel in central Portugal at peak intensity,[8] with an atmospheric pressure of 996 mbars (29.44 inHg), based on a surface pressure of 999 mbar (20.50 inHg) being recorded in Monte Real, Portugal, well north of the cyclone. The Hurricane Festival in Scheeßel, Germany is a three day music festival featuring more than 100 bands. Much of the Caribbean, Bermuda and even Portugal also experienced tropical systems in 2020. Early Friday evening, a depression in the Gulf of Mexico strengthened into Tropical Storm Beta, t he 23rd named storm of the 2020 season, only 4 storms behind that record 2005 season. While Portugal’s Madeira Islands are in its path, it’s way too early to talk about if landfall will happen there, let alone impacts. Fim de semana chega com a tempestade subtropical Alpha", "Tornado️ em é Lagameças, perto de #Setubal. Former hurricane Epsilon combined with a low pressure system off Greenland and has been churning up waves of gigantic size in Portugal. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is one for the history books. [2] Development was initially very slow for the system, and the NHC did not consider it likely to develop at the time. In both cases, the Hurricane Contingency Plan was activated to keep members and … Former Subtropical Storm Alpha was a short-lived storm that formed and fizzled within 24 hours. Hurricane will represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam with the song Hasta La Vista. © NOAA Hurricane Zeta advances towards the U.S. coast as a Category 2 storm Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Out every Friday with the headlines and lead stories from the next days edition. [15], In Spain, the front associated with Alpha caused a train to derail in Madrid, although no one was seriously injured. Terms and Conditions All content and design is copyright Anglopress Lda and The News Group of Newspapers. Three storm systems were named in the Atlantic on Friday, using the last name on the National Hurricane Center's list for 2020 hurricanes and forcing the agency to … Even though the official end of the Atlantic hurricane season is Nov. 30, AccuWeather meteorologists continue to monitor the basin and an area between the Azores and Canary islands is a prime candidate for the next depression and named system for 2020.. People have swarmed to Nazaré, home of the biggest waves ever surfed, as it is directly in the firing line of the swell. 2020 Just Broke a 170-Year Hurricane Season Record. Here's the latest update from the NHC as of 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27: Scary trend:Major … Subtropical Storm Alpha was a unique subtropical cyclone that made landfall in Portugal, the first ever recorded occurrence for the country.The system was also the easternmost-forming (sub)tropical cyclone on record in the basin. Of these reports, 143 were in the Leiria District and 135 were in the Lisbon District. Alpha made landfall just north of Lisbon, Portugal during the evening of 18 September, then rapidly weakened and became a remnant low early the following day. Sep. 21, 2020 – NASA Satellite Found Post-Tropical Storm Alpha Fizzle Over Portugal and Spain. ... It’s officially the busiest Atlantic hurricane season in 170 years of record keeping. This year’s hurricane season has been not only hyperactive when compared to … Alpha wasn’t alone for long on the list of Greek alphabet names. Thus far in 2020, two named storms, Laura and Teddy, have hit major-hurricane status, both Category 4. Credit: Café Esperança #Invest99L", "Leiria: Ciclone Alpha derruba torre da Rádio 94FM", "Quedas de árvores, inundações e estruturas que caíram. The island of Bermuda can be seen directly in the eye of Hurricane Paulette on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Two others, Paulette and Sally, came close to … A … At the time, Iota, a category 5 storm with 160 mph winds and a central pressure of 917 mb, was approaching landfall in northern Nicaragua. Hurricane Laura was the second strongest storm to make landfall during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, coming ashore near Cameron, La., on Aug. 27 as a Category 4 hurricane … 2020 has officially exhausted all conventional hurricane names and tapped into the Greek alphabet. The interaction of an upper-level troughand a stalled front over the Florida Straits led to the formation of a low-pressure area in that region on May 15. Get more information here! The system was also the easternmost-forming (sub)tropical cyclone on record in the basin. The 2020 Pacific Hurricane Season was far above average, just like their counterpart, the Atlantic was. Tropical Storm Wilfred formed in the east … The early storms were fairly weak, as no storm surpassed category 3 intensity until late in the season. [9] Alpha then quickly weakened as it headed further into the Iberian Peninsula, and became a remnant low at 03:00 UTC on 19 September. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is so active that it has exhausted the regular list of storm names. Please note that The Portugal News may use selected comments in the printed edition of the newspaper. [3] The low tracked generally south-southeastward for the next day, and as it approached closer to the Iberian Peninsula chances appeared to be decreasing for any subtropical development of the cyclone. Click here to find out more! … By 18 September, the low began to separate from its frontal features and exhibited sufficient organization to be classified as a subtropical cyclone as it approached the Iberian Peninsula, becoming a subtropical storm later that day.

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