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Tropical Weather Summary



000
ABNT30 KNHC 011158
TWSAT 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY...CORRECTED
NWS/TPC NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM EDT TUE JUL 1 2003

CORRECTED FOR TWO DEATHS FROM TROPICAL STORM ANA AND A DATE CHANGE
FOR ANA.
 
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

ONE TROPICAL CYCLONE...TROPICAL STORM ANA...FORMED IN THE ATLANTIC
BASIN DURING APRIL AND TWO TROPICAL CYCLONES...TROPICAL DEPRESSION
TWO AND TROPICAL STORM BILL...FORMED IN JUNE.

ANA HAD THE DISTINCTION OF BEING THE FIRST ATLANTIC TROPICAL STORM
ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF APRIL.  IT FORMED AS A SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE
ABOUT 120 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA EARLY ON APRIL 21ST...BUT
SOON ACQUIRED TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS.  ANA MOVED ON A GENERALLY
EASTWARD TRACK OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC AND THEN BECAME
EXTRATROPICAL.  TWO DEATHS HAVE BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO ANA WHEN A BOAT
CAPSIZED AT JUPITER INLET FLORIDA LATE ON APRIL 20TH.  THIS WAS DUE
TO A COMBINATION OF INCOMING SWELLS FROM ANA AND THE OUTGOING TIDE. 

SHORT-LIVED TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO DEVELOPED IN THE TROPICAL
ATLANTIC ON JUNE 10TH...ONLY THE THIRD TROPICAL CYCLONE TO FORM TO
THE EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES IN JUNE SINCE 1967.  IT MOVED
RAPIDLY WESTWARD AND DEGENERATED INTO A TROPICAL WAVE ONE DAY AFTER
IT FORMED.

TROPICAL STORM BILL FORMED OVER THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO ON JUNE
29TH.  IT MOVED NORTHWARD AND MADE LANDFALL IN SOUTHEASTERN
LOUISIANA WITH WINDS TO 60 MPH LATE ON THE 30TH.  BILL PRODUCED AT
LEAST FIVE CONFIRMED TORNADOES...COSTAL FLOODING AND HEAVY RAIN.
ONE OF THE TORNADOES STRUCK RESERVE LOUISIANA DAMAGING 20
MOBILE HOMES AND INJURING 4 PEOPLE. THIS MORNING...BILL IS A
WEAKENING DEPRESSION OVER CENTRAL ALABAMA AND IS SPREADING HEAVY
RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES.

SUMMARY TABLE - JANUARY THROUGH JUNE 2003

NAME           DATES            MAX WIND - MPH     DEATHS
-----------------------------------------------------------
TS ANA         21-24 APRIL           40               2
TD TWO         10-11 JUNE            35               0
TS BILL        29 JUNE-              60               0
----------------------------------------------------------- 
NOTE...DATES ARE BASED ON UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME...UTC

FORECASTER PASCH/STEWART/LAWRENCE
 



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