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Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - June 2006


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Atlantic Basin

TS Alberto
TS Alberto Satellite Image
TS Alberto Track
TS Alberto Track Forecast
June 1 is the start of the official North Atlantic tropical cyclone season for 2006. On June 10, tropical storm Alberto developed as a loosely organized depression about 50 miles (80 km) south-southwest of the western tip of Cuba. Alberto strengthened to a tropical storm at 1500 UTC (1000 CDT) on June 11th. The storm tracked north, then northeast, eventually making landfall as a tropical storm along the Big Bend area of Florida, at Apalachee Bay at 1530 UTC (1130 EDT) on June 13. After tracking across the southeastern US, Alberto moved into the North Atlantic and dissipated from tropical storm strength on the 14th. At its height, Alberto's maximum sustained winds were 60 knots (70 mph), and it had a minimum central pressure of 995 millibars (29.38 inches of mercury). More information on Alberto is available from the NOAA National Hurricane Center.

Pacific Basin

June was a quiet month in the eastern North Pacific basin. Following closely on the heels of Tropical Storm Aletta in May, Tropical depression Two-E formed on June 3 at 1500 UTC (0800 PDT) about 140 miles (230 km) southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Two-E tracked northeast, then east, toward the Mexican coast. The depression reached maximum sustained winds estimated at 30 knots (35 mph) and had an estimated minimum central pressure of 1005 millibars (29.68 inches of mercury) before dissipating by around 0300 UTC on June 5. More information on Two-E is available from the NOAA National Hurricane Center.

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms for June 2006, published online July 2006, retrieved on April 16, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/2006/6.