Hurricane Vince was an unusual hurricane that developed in the
northeastern Atlantic basin. Forming in October during the 2005 Atlantic
hurricane season, the waters over which it developed were considered too
cold for tropical development. Vince was the twentieth named tropical
cyclone and twelfth hurricane of the extremely active season. Vince
developed from an extratropical system on October 8, becoming a
subtropical storm southeast of the Azores. The National Hurricane Center
(NHC) did not officially name the storm until the next day, shortly
before Vince became a hurricane. The storm weakened at sea and, on
October 11, made landfall on the Iberian Peninsula as a tropical
depression. Vince was the first tropical system to do so since the 1842
Spain hurricane. It dissipated over Spain, bringing much needed rain to
the region, and its remnants passed into the Mediterranean Sea.
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property to demand immediate payment for money owed.
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber aircraft, which
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