Subtropical Storm Alpha - May 23-29, 1972

Originating within a large upper level low on May 23rd, the system moved northeast to offshore Cape
Hatteras before a high pressure ridge to its north blocked northward movement.  As the system moved
southwest, a small intense low pressure area developed, acquiring winds of gale force on the 25th.  The
very small center moved inland south of Brunswick, Georgia with sustained winds of 50 mph.  Thereafter
the system weakened and dropped southward into the Gulf of Mexico before dissipating on the 29th.  The
graphics below show the storm total rainfall for Alpha, using data provided by the National Climatic Data
Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

Alpha (1972) Storm Total Rainfall
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