Hurricanes and Tropical Storms - June 2003

NCEI 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.

Atlantic Basin

Tropical Storm Bill rapidly developed in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday June the 29th and came ashore in Southeastern Louisiana on Monday June 30th with sustained winds of 60 mph (97 kph/52 kts). Thousands of homes in Louisiana lost power during the storm and damaging rainfall amounts associated with Bill and its remnants caused flooding in states throughout the Southeast. At least 8 inches (203 mm)of rain fell in Pascagoula, Mississippi (on the border with Alabama) though rainfall and tornadoes also caused problems into Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. For further information on tropical systems affecting the Southeast U.S., go to the Southeast Regional Climate Center

Tropical Depression #2 also formed in the Atlantic on June 10, but rapidly degenerated into a tropical wave just one day later. However, it is only the third tropical cyclone to form east of the Lesser Antilles in June since 1967, according to the NOAA's National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm Bill
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Pacific Basin

Tropical Storm Blanca
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The second and third tropical storms of the season in the eastern North Pacific formed during June. Tropical Storm Blanca formed about 260 miles south-southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico and reached maximum windspeeds of 55 knots (63 mph) on June 18. Blanca did not move far from its point of origin and never threatened land. T.S. Carlos came ashore near Puerto Escondido on June 27 as a 55 kt (63 mph) tropical storm. It had formed on June 25 about 200 miles south-southeast of Acapulco. After making landfall, Carlos quickly dissipated.

Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Hurricanes and Tropical Storms for June 2003, published online July 2003, retrieved on September 20, 2017 from