Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - May 2003


NCDC added Alaska climate divisions to its nClimDiv dataset on Friday, March 6, 2015, coincident with the release of the February 2015 monthly monitoring report. For more information on this data, please visit the Alaska Climate Divisions FAQ.

Tropical Storm Andres
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The eastern North Pacific hurricane season officially begins on May 1st, generally peaks in late August/early September and concludes around the beginning of November. On May 20th, a tropical depression approximately 650 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico became the first tropical storm of the 2003 season for the eastern North Pacific. Tropical Storm Andres reached maximum windspeeds of 40 knots (46 mph) and never threatened land. T.S. Andres was downgraded to a depression on the 24th.

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms for May 2003, published online June 2003, retrieved on April 27, 2015 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/2003/5.