NASA’s expertise in space and scientific exploration contributes to essential services provided to the American people by other federal agencies, such as hurricane weather forecasting. Alpha made landfall in Portugal later that day around 5 p.m. EDT (2100 UTC) about 120 miles (195 km) north-northeast of Lisbon, Portugal. Former tropical cyclones that have become fully extratropical and remnant lows are two classes of post-tropical cyclones. This Aqua satellite image taken Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 and provided by NASA, shows subtropical storm Alpha in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean near Portugal's coast. Tropical Storm Wilfred formed Friday in the Atlantic, prompting the hurricane center to advise, "get out the Greek alphabet for the rest of 2020." Advancing knowledge of our home planet contributes directly to America’s leadership in space and scientific exploration. 2020 has officially exhausted all conventional hurricane names and tapped into the Greek alphabet. If there is another tropical storm this season, the names switch to the Greek alphabet and it will be named Alpha. NASA’s Aqua satellite obtained visible imagery of the new storm. The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season has officially run out of names, as Subtropical Storm Alpha formed off the coast of Europe around 11:30am CDT Friday. / AP The National Hurricane Center forecast called for the remnants to move into north central Spain later on Saturday, Sept. 19 and dissipated by Sept. 20 at 0000 UTC (Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. EDT). Teddy was a 130-mph Category 4 storm as of Friday afternoon, and on a track that could take it into Nova Scotia as a hurricane or strong tropical storm next week. By Rob Gutro  Subtropical Storm Alpha has formed near the coast of Portugal, becoming the first named storm using the Greek Alphabet list, now that the annual list of names is exhausted. Storm history. That is just 75 miles (125 km) north of Lisbon, Portugal. AMSU Radial/Height Cross Sections. Alpha should move across the coast of west-central Portugal during the next couple of days. At 300 AM GMT (0300 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Alpha was located near latitude 40.9 North, longitude 6.9 West. Information on wind hazards from Alpha can be found in products from the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere at www.ipma.pt. Assuming it is ready to be moved to the main encyclopedia, I recommend moving this draft to Subtropical Storm Alpha (2020) and leave as a redirect to the disambiguation page Tropical Storm Alpha. The post-tropical … Former Subtropical Storm Alpha was a short-lived storm that formed and fizzled within 24 hours. Former Subtropical Storm Alpha was a short-lived storm that formed and fizzled within 24 hours. Alpha is a small storm. Little change in strength is expected before landfall, with rapid weakening over land through the weekend. Little change in strength is expected before landfall, with rapid weakening over land through the weekend. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Global models show the small low pressure area moving northeastward for the next 24 hours before dissipating over northern Spain or the Bay of Biscay. Fri, 13 Nov 2020 08:34:37 +0000: Atlantic Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta Discussion Number 52 - Atlantic Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta Discussion Number 52 000 WTNT44 KNHC 130834 TCDAT4 Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta Discussion Number 52 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL292020 400 AM EST Fri Nov 13 2020 NHC Discussion on Alpha. Legend ... Subtropical Storm Alpha. This information is shared with social media, sponsorship, analytics, and other vendors or service providers. NASA’s expertise in space and scientific exploration contributes to essential services provided to the American people by other federal agencies, such as hurricane weather forecasting. Additional information on this system can be found in products from the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere at www.ipma.pt. A tropical depression is spinning in the southwest Gulf of Mexico. Expand Map. NASA’s Aqua satellite is one in a fleet of NASA satellites that provide data for hurricane research. See details. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Subtropical Storm Alpha on Sept. 18 at 8:30 a.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. local time) near Portugal. Many of the available imagery layers are updated within three hours of observation, essentially showing the entire Earth as it looks “right now.”. ChessEric and Cyclonebiskit: There have been 2 sub-tropical storms named Alpha, one in 1972 and the one currently battering Portugal. The hurricane center named Tropical Storm Wilfred, the last name on the 2020 storm list, on Friday morning. Alpha – Atlantic Ocean 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. Active Tropical Cyclones. When Tropical Storm Wilfred formed Friday morning in the eastern Tropical Atlantic, it was the last proper name in the list of 2020 Atlantic Hurricane names. It's expected to make landfall before moving over northern Spain. Satellite imagery shows that moderate-to-deep convection has persisted near the center creating thunderstorms since last night. Hurricane season, like many other aspects of life, has reached peak 2020. Hurricane Epsilon. 2021 Season; 2020 Season; 2019 Season; 2018 Season; 2017 Season; 2016 Season; 2015 Season; 2014 Season; 2013 Season; 2012 Season; 2011 Season; ... 2020-09-19 00:00. Beta is the third storm to get a name on Friday and the second storm to receive a Greek name after every storm name on the 2020 designated list of Atlantic storm names was used. Live hurricane tracker, latest maps & forecasts for Atlantic & Pacific tropical cyclones, including Tropical Cyclone Bongoyo, Tropical Cyclone Three. Alpha … It's the first time meteorologists have had to use Greek names since the historic 2005 storm season. The Greek alphabet is being used to name Atlantic tropical storms now that the regular list of 21 names ended with Tropical Storm Wilfred. This Aqua satellite image taken Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 and provided by NASA, shows subtropical storm Alpha in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean near Portugal's coast. NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite found the remnants of former Subtropical storm Alpha spreading over Portugal and northwestern Spain. Not long after them, weather forecasters spotted Tropical Storm Beta. Although Alpha is “likely neutral- or cold-core, it has developed enough tropical characteristics to be considered a subtropical storm,” said Eric Blake, senior hurricane specialist at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Fla. Satellite imagery was created using NASA’s Worldview product at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Where … Subtropical Storm Alpha has been named and is near the coast of Portugal. Alpha formed off the coast of Portugal by 12:30 p.m. EDT (1630 UTC) on Friday, Sept. 18. About NASA’s Worldview and Aqua Satellite, NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Worldview application provides the capability to interactively browse over 700 global, full-resolution satellite imagery layers and then download the underlying data. Subtropical Storm Alpha received its Greek letter name on September 18, 2020. Tropical Depression: Tropical Storm: Category 1 Hurricane: Category 2 Hurricane: Category 3 Hurricane: Category 4 Hurricane: Category 5 Hurricane: Advisory Date Lat Long Moving (mph) Pressure (mb) Winds (mph) 1: 16:30 GMT, Fri Sep 18 2020: Storm Maps. The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 millibars. On Sept. 18 at 11 p.m. EDT (0300 UTC on Sept. 19) METEOSAT satellite imagery, radar data, and surface observations indicated that Alpha had degenerated to a post-tropical remnant low just a few miles to the southeast of Viseu, Portugal. Post-tropical is a generic term describes a cyclone that no longer possesses sufficient tropical characteristics to be considered a tropical cyclone. NPR’s sites use cookies, similar tracking and storage technologies, and information about the device you use to access our sites (together, “cookies”) to enhance your viewing, listening and user experience, personalize content, personalize messages from NPR’s sponsors, provide social media features, and analyze NPR’s traffic. NASA brings together technology, science, and unique global Earth observations to provide societal benefits and strengthen our nation. Meanwhile scatterometer data shows a closed 40-knot low-pressure area, and the National Hurricane Center noted that radar images from Portugal show a definite organized convective pattern. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 kph) with higher gusts. The storms are given first names in alphabetical order but this year they are set to run out. Report a correction or typo Related topics: weather tropical storm u.s. & world NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Tropical Center 2020. Hurricanes/tropical cyclones are the most powerful weather events on Earth. Flash flooding could occur in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, forecasters said. You can adjust your cookie choices in those tools at any time. Less than 12 hours later on Sept. 19 at 9:35 a.m. EDT (1335 UTC), the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite found the remnants of former Subtropical storm Alpha spread over Portugal and into northwestern Spain. 2020 is flat out absurd. Post-tropical cyclones can continue carrying heavy rains and high winds. Hurricane season, like many other aspects of life, has reached peak 2020. NHC said 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. Subtropical Storm Alpha (2020) Back to the Tropical Center. Alpha should move across the coast of west-central Portugal during the next couple of days. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Aids Disaster Response after Eta and Iota Hit Central America. Tropical Storm Wilfred formed southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, followed later in the morning by Subtropical Storm Alpha near the coast of Portugal, and later in the day, Tropical … At 12:30 p.m. EDT (1630 UTC), NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) noted the center of Subtropical Storm Alpha was located near latitude 39.9 degrees north and longitude 9.3 degrees west. Storm Activity: Sep 18, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020 . Hurricane Delta. Tropical Storms Alpha and Beta formed Friday. For updated forecasts, visit: www.nhc.noaa.gov, By Rob Gutro AL242020 - Tropical Storm ALPHA. Alpha – Atlantic Ocean Sep. 21, 2020 – NASA Satellite Found Post-Tropical Storm Alpha Fizzle Over Portugal and Spain Former Subtropical Storm Alpha was a … The image showed a better-organized small low-pressure area that has been rotating around a larger extratropical low pressure area. Once there are no more names, the National Hurricane Center starts using the Greek alphabet. Subtropical Storm ALPHA ZCZC MIATCDAT4 ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM Subtropical Storm Alpha Special Discussion Number 1 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL242020 430 PM GMT Fri Sep 18 2020 The small low pressure area that has been rotating around a larger extratropical low in the far northeastern Atlantic has become better organized this morning. Tropical Storm Wilfred formed Friday morning in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, and that means we are officially out of names for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Current Active Cyclones; Archive. Hurricane Zeta. Having reached the end of the alphabetical list of 21 Atlantic tropical storm names for 2020 with Tropical Storm #Wilfred today, the naming protocol for all subsequent storms will now consist of names pulled from the Greek alphabet as decided by the World Meteorological Organization. Tropical Storm Wilfred, the last of traditional names, officially formed little more than an hour before Alpha, prompting the hurricane center to tweet “get out the Greek alphabet.” Forecasters also predict Tropical Depression 22 in the western Gulf of Mexico will soon become a named storm. Tropical Storm Gamma. Latest Image | Archive | About. September 23, 2020. Subtropical Storm Alpha. Subtropical storm #Alpha, also named today, is the first storm to take a name from the first letter of … The storm is moving toward the northeast near 17 mph (28 kph), and this general motion is expected during the next day or so before dissipation. Tropical cyclones/hurricanes are the most powerful weather events on Earth. If you click “Agree and Continue” below, you acknowledge that your cookie choices in those tools will be respected and that you otherwise agree to the use of cookies on NPR’s sites. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite found the remnants of former Subtropical storm Alpha … When Tropical Storm Wilfred and Subtropical Storm Alpha formed on Friday, they became the 21st and 22nd named storms of the season. This system may meander in the western Gulf the next several days. Time of This Image: 2020-09-18 21:14. Tropical Storm Wilfred and Subtropical Storm Alpha formed Friday morning, taking two more names off of the list. On Friday, Sept. 18 at 11 p.m. EDT (0300 UTC on Sept. 19), the National Hurricane Center noted that the storm had become a post-tropical cyclone. For more than five decades, NASA has used the vantage point of space to understand and explore our home planet, improve lives and safeguard our future. 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