2484 x carregado & 224 x vizualizado
15 de janeiro de 2016
O grupo de trabalho REP-SCERA manteve a comunicação entre o Portugal Continental e os Açores com o grupo CEURA via CU3GQ e CU3AAS trocando informações da situação.
A rede de comunicações esteve ativa em 145.525 MHz e manteve sob escuta as frequências de 14300 MHz, 7110 MHz e 3760 MHz.
Pelas 18h foi dado como ultrapassada a situação e cessou as recomendações pelo IPMA.
14 de janeiro de 2016
IPMA emitiu ALERTA VERMELHO para os Açores, grupos oriental e central para vento e chuva forte.
AVISO das 21h
HURRICANE ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER 5
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012016
500 PM AST THU JAN 14 2016
…HURRICANE CONDITIONS EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE AZORES BY
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 350 MI…560 KM S OF FAIAL ISLAND IN THE CENTRAL AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 23 MPH…37 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…981 MB…28.97 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa, and Terceira in the central Azores
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Sao Miguel and Santa Maria in the eastern Azores
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Alex was located near latitude 33.6 North, longitude 27.8 West. Alex is moving toward the north-northeast near 22 mph (35 km/h), and a turn toward the north with an increase in forward speed is expected by Friday
followed by a turn toward the north-northwest on Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Alex will move near or over portions of the Azores Friday morning.
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected over the next day or so, and Alex is likely to lose its tropical characteristics on Friday.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 981 mb (28.97 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical-storm-force winds are expected to begin over portions of the Azores tonight. Hurricane conditions are expected to spread over the central Azores by early Friday.
Wind speeds atop and on the windward sides of hills and mountains are often up to 30 percent stronger than the near-surface winds indicated in this advisory, and in some elevated locations could be even greater.
RAINFALL: Alex is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches over the Azores through Friday, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 7 inches. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.
STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding near and to the east of the center of Alex. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.