Rare January Hurricane

When you think of January weather, you likely think of freezing temperatures and snow - like many of us saw earlier this week. So it was a surprise to see a rare January hurricane churning in the Atlantic.

The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Alex strengthened to a category one hurricane before weakening to a storm and making landfall in the Azores Islands. The hurricane season normally runs from June 1 to November 30.

Hurricane Alex is the first named storm of 2016 -- and it becomes just the fourth known storm to arrive in the first month of the year since forecasters began keeping track in 1851.

Instructional Links

Website Article: Learn NC, How does a hurricane form?

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-recent/6248

Website Article: Weather Wiz Kids, Hurricanes

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-hurricane.htm

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