Just when you thought it couldn't get even stranger with all the insane record high temperatures throughout the Northeast corridor, paucity of snow, severe thunderstorms, the 60s and 70s on Christmas, we now have a full-fledged hurricane that came alive at 11:30 a.m. Friday.
It's the first hurricane of the 2015 hurricane season, that officially starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Yes, I did say JUNE 1!
Just-named hurricane Alex is the first January hurricane since hurricane Alice in 1955, and before that there was a hurricane in 1938, before they started naming hurricanes during WWII.
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Interesting side note: the practice of naming hurricanes after women became common during the Second World War when pilots began naming the many storms across the Pacific after their girlfriends and wives so they could distinctly remember the storms' placement.
The National Weather Service decided in 1978 to add male names to the roster, due to strong complaints from the National Organization of Women, among others.
Back to Hurricane Alex: the very latest Hurricane Alex is located 670 miles south of the Azores off the coast of Africa. Winds are at 85 mph, moving northeast at 20 mph. There are hurricane warnings for the Azores, but no perceived threat to the Caribbean or United States.
The extreme weather cycle continues and will continue throughout our lifetimes, the norm is no more.