Azores Threatened By Of Out-Of-Season Hurricane Named Alex

January 14, 2016 3:51 PM

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Azores Threatened By Of Out-Of-Season Hurricane Named Alex

A rare January hurricane has formed far out in the Atlantic, and U.S. officials say it's the first hurricane to form in the month of January in 78 years.

Packing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and churning northward in the Atlantic Ocean at a speed of 20 mph, the storm was expected to start lashing the archipelago some 900 miles west of Portugal with high winds by Friday, meteorologist Dennis Feltgen of the National Hurricane Center warned.

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