2005 Azores subtropical storm: Difference between revisions

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Around the same time, the depression turned northeast into a [[warmWarm front|warm sector]] ahead of an oncoming cold front, and strengthened into a subtropical storm. The system continued to track northeast and strengthened slightly, reaching its peak intensity of 50&nbsp;mph (85&nbsp;km/h) as it approached the Azores that evening. After tracking through the Azores, the storm weakened slightly as it moved to the north-northeast. Through an interaction with the cold front early on October&nbsp;5 the subtropical storm became extratropical. The system was fully absorbed by the front later that day.<ref name="AzoresTCR"/> The newly absorbed system would separate from the dissolving frontal system and become [[Hurricane Vince (2005)|Subtropical Storm Vince]] on October&nbsp;8.<ref name="VinceTCR">{{cite web|author=National Hurricane Center|title=Tropical Cyclone Report: Hurricane Vince|publisher=National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration|date=2006-02-22|accessdate=2006-05-04|format=PDF|url={{NHC TCR url|id=AL242005_Vince}}| archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20060524183804/http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-AL242005_Vince.pdf|archivedate=24 May 2006 |url-status=live}}</ref>
 
At the time, the system was not believed to have been subtropical. However, there were several post-season findings that confirmed that the system was indeed a subtropical storm. The first was the cloud pattern, in which it had deep convection around the center and was better organized with a well-defined center of circulation. In addition, the system had a warm core more typical of tropical cyclones as opposed to the cold core of extratropical cyclones. The warm-core nature also meant that there were no [[warm front|warm]] or cold fronts attached to the system, as temperatures did not change ahead of and behind the system<ref name="wunderground_Oct2_8">{{cite web|author=Computer Generated|date=2005-10-08|accessdate=2008-08-08|publisher=Weather Underground|title=History for Santa Maria, Azores: Week of October 2, 2005 through October 8, 2005|url=http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/LPAZ/2005/10/6/WeeklyHistory.html}}</ref> until the unrelated cold front passed the Azores.<ref name="wunderground_Oct6">{{cite web|author=Computer Generated|date=2005-10-06|accessdate=2008-08-08|publisher=Weather Underground|title=History for Santa Maria, Azores: Thursday, October 6, 2005|url=http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/LPAZ/2005/10/6/DailyHistory.html}}</ref> Satellite imagery suggested that the system was briefly a tropical storm as the warm core was found; however, the widespread wind field and the presence of an upper-level trough confirmed that it was merely subtropical.<ref name="AzoresTCR"/>
 
==Impact, namingclassification, and records==
Tropical storm-force winds were reported across parts of the Azores, primarily on the eastern islands. The strongest winds were reported on [[Santa Maria Island (Azores)|Santa Maria Island]], where [[Maximum sustained wind#Definition|10-minute sustained winds]] reached 49&nbsp;mph (79&nbsp;km/h) with gusts to 59&nbsp;mph (94&nbsp;km/h).<ref name="wunderground_Maria_Oct4">{{cite web|author=Computer Generated|publisher=Weather Underground|date=2005-10-04|accessdate=2008-08-07|title=History for Santa Maria, Azores: Tuesday, October 4, 2005|url=http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/LPAZ/2005/10/4/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA}}</ref> [[Ponta Delgada]] faced 38&nbsp;mph (61&nbsp;km/h) winds, with the peak recorded gust being 52&nbsp;mph (85&nbsp;km/h).<ref name="MWR 2005AHS"/> No damage or fatalities were reported.<ref name="AzoresTCR"/>