Hurricanes and Tropical Storms - December 2003
|Tropical Storm Odette formed in the Caribbean Sea on December 4th - the first tropical storm on record to have formed in the Caribbean Sea in December. Odette moved Northeastward while strengthening slightly to a maximum intensity of 55 knots, before coming ashore over the Dominican Republic on December 6th. Odette dumped up to 7 inches of rain before moving off the northeast and merging with a cold front moving off the coast of the United States.|
|Tropical Storm Peter formed on December 9th in the eastern Atlantic and initially moved southwest and south over warmer waters. Peter then intensified rapidly to a maximum intensity of 60 knots (just below hurricane strength) while moving north. However, Peter just as rapidly deteriorated to become a tropical depression on December 10th.||
Citing This Report
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Hurricanes and Tropical Storms for December 2003, published online January 2004, retrieved on January 18, 2018 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/200312.