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Monthly Global Tropical Cyclone Tracks June 2003
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

 
               GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - JUNE 2003


          !!!! IMPORTANT -- PLEASE SEE NOTE AT END OF FILE !!!!


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ATLANTIC (ATL) - North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates, central pressure and 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind values were obtained from the operational
  forecast/advisories issued by the Tropical Prediction Center/National
  Hurricane Center located in Miami, Florida.   A 1-minute averaging
  period is the standard used by all U. S. civilian and military
  warning services for tropical cyclone warnings.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Depression (02)                            11 - 12 Jun
   Tropical Storm BILL (03)                            29 Jun - 04 Jul

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: 02      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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03 JUN 11 0000   9.5 N   40.8 W  1009   30
03 JUN 11 0600   9.7 N   42.5 W  1008   30
03 JUN 11 1200   9.7 N   44.2 W  1008   30
03 JUN 11 1800   9.7 N   45.9 W  1010   30
03 JUN 12 0000   9.8 N   47.2 W  1010   25

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Storm Name: BILL                  Cyclone Number: 03      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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03 JUN 29 1200  23.0 N   91.0 W  1006   35
03 JUN 29 1800  24.3 N   90.9 W  1010   35
03 JUN 30 0000  25.7 N   91.2 W  1009   45
03 JUN 30 0600  26.8 N   91.5 W  1007   45
03 JUN 30 1200  28.2 N   91.5 W  1002   45
03 JUN 30 1800  29.0 N   91.1 W   997   50
03 JUL 01 0000  30.4 N   90.3 W  1000   45        Inland
03 JUL 01 0600  31.3 N   89.4 W  1003   30      
03 JUL 01 1200  32.7 N   88.4 W  1004   25
03 JUL 01 1500  33.2 N   87.7 W  1004   25        Final NHC Warning
03 JUL 01 2100  33.8 N   87.1 W  1008   17        First HPC Advisory
03 JUL 02 0300  34.6 N   85.2 W  1008    9
03 JUL 02 0900  35.6 N   84.0 W  1007    9
03 JUL 02 1500  35.7 N   83.4 W  1008   13        Extratropical
03 JUL 02 2100  35.5 N   81.7 W  1008   13
03 JUL 03 0300  36.8 N   78.5 W  1007    9
03 JUL 03 0900  38.3 N   76.4 W  1007    9
03 JUL 03 1500  38.8 N   75.9 W  1009    9        On Atlantic coast
03 JUL 03 1800  39.3 N   74.8 W  1009   25        See Note
03 JUL 04 0000  39.3 N   74.8 W  1008   30
03 JUL 04 0600  39.0 N   75.0 W

Note: The coordinates for the last three entries were supplied by Chris
Fogarty of the Canadian Hurricane Centre.   The winds and pressure at
03/1800 and 04/0000 UTC were obtained from the OPC High Seas Forecasts.

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NORTHEAST PACIFIC (NEP) - North Pacific Ocean East of Longitude 180


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates, central pressure and 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind values were obtained from the operational
  forecast/advisories issued by the Tropical Prediction Center/National
  Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, for locations east of longitude
  140W, and from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu,
  Hawaii, for locations west of longitude 140W.  A 1-minute averaging
  period is the standard used by all U. S. civilian and military
  warning services for tropical cyclone warnings.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Storm BLANCA (02E)                         17 - 22 Jun
   Tropical Storm CARLOS (03E)                         26 - 27 Jun

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Storm Name: BLANCA                Cyclone Number: 02E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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03 JUN 17 0000  16.4 N  103.0 W  1007   25
03 JUN 17 0600  16.9 N  103.4 W  1006   30
03 JUN 17 1200  16.5 N  103.3 W  1004   30
03 JUN 17 1800  16.6 N  103.5 W  1001   40
03 JUN 18 0000  16.5 N  103.7 W  1000   45
03 JUN 18 0600  16.6 N  103.8 W  1000   45
03 JUN 18 1200  16.8 N  103.9 W  1000   45
03 JUN 18 1800  16.7 N  104.4 W   997   50
03 JUN 19 0000  16.7 N  104.7 W   997   55
03 JUN 19 0600  16.5 N  104.6 W  1000   45
03 JUN 19 1200  16.4 N  104.6 W  1000   45
03 JUN 19 1800  16.1 N  104.9 W  1000   45
03 JUN 20 0000  15.9 N  105.1 W  1002   40
03 JUN 20 0600  15.7 N  105.7 W  1004   35
03 JUN 20 1200  15.6 N  106.0 W  1004   35
03 JUN 20 1800  15.5 N  106.0 W  1006   30
03 JUN 21 0000  15.3 N  106.3 W  1006   25
03 JUN 21 0600  15.3 N  106.6 W  1007   25
03 JUN 21 1200  15.5 N  106.1 W  1008   25
03 JUN 21 1800  15.5 N  106.0 W  1008   25
03 JUN 22 0000  15.6 N  105.7 W  1009   25
03 JUN 22 0600  15.8 N  105.3 W  1010   25
03 JUN 22 1200  16.0 N  104.9 W  1008   20

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Storm Name: CARLOS                Cyclone Number: 03E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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03 JUN 26 0000  14.2 N   97.8 W  1007   25
03 JUN 26 0600  14.3 N   97.9 W  1006   30
03 JUN 26 1200  14.5 N   98.3 W  1006   30
03 JUN 26 1800  14.9 N   97.6 W  1000   35
03 JUN 27 0000  15.4 N   97.6 W   999   45
03 JUN 27 0600  16.2 N   97.8 W   997   55
03 JUN 27 1200  16.5 N   98.5 W  1000   35        Inland
03 JUN 27 1800  16.7 N   99.6 W  1005   25

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NORTHWEST PACIFIC (NWP) - North Pacific Ocean West of Longitude 180


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates and 1-minute average maximum sustained wind
  values in general were taken from operational warnings issued by the
  Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy,
  located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates for most systems were obtained
  from warnings issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), which
  is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional Specialised Meteor-
  ological Centre for the basin.  In a few instances, information from
  warnings issued by other Asian warning centers may have been utilized.
  The center position coordinates from JMA and other centers were com-
  pared with those from JTWC and annotations made in the Remarks column
  when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm or more.

     Michael V. Padua of Naga City in the Philippines, owner of the
  Typhoon 2000 website, sends me cyclone tracks based upon warnings
  issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency and the Philippines'
  Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration
  (PAGASA).  Also, Huang Chunliang of Fuzhou City, China, sends me
  each month tracks obtained from warnings issued by the National
  Meteorological Center of China (NMCC), the Central Weather Bureau
  of Taiwan (CWBT) and the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO).    A very
  special thanks to Michael and Chunliang for the assistance they so
  reliably provide.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Typhoon SOUDELOR (07W / 0306 / EGAY)                11 - 23 Jun

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Storm Name: SOUDELOR                Cyclone Number: 07W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: EGAY          JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0306

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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03 JUN 11 1800   9.4 N  137.3 E         25     
03 JUN 12 0000   9.5 N  135.9 E  1008   25    25
03 JUN 12 0600   9.6 N  134.2 E  1006   30    25
03 JUN 12 1200  10.0 N  133.6 E  1008   30    25
03 JUN 12 1800  10.4 N  133.5 E  1006   30    25
03 JUN 13 0000  10.8 N  131.9 E  1004   35    30  
03 JUN 13 0600  11.2 N  130.8 E  1002   45    30 
03 JUN 13 1200  11.6 N  129.8 E   998   45    35
03 JUN 13 1800  11.6 N  127.9 E   998   50    35 
03 JUN 14 0000  11.4 N  127.0 E   998   50    40 
03 JUN 14 0600  12.2 N  127.1 E   998   45    40 
03 JUN 14 1200  12.4 N  126.5 E   996   45    40 
03 JUN 14 1800  13.2 N  126.4 E   996   45    40 
03 JUN 15 0000  14.2 N  126.6 E   996   45    40  JMA: 14.1 N, 125.6 E
03 JUN 15 0600  14.7 N  126.1 E   990   45    45  
03 JUN 15 1200  15.0 N  125.7 E   985   55    50  JMA: 16.0 N, 123.9 E
03 JUN 15 1800  15.5 N  124.9 E   985   60    55  JMA: 16.1 N, 124.3 E
03 JUN 16 0000  16.5 N  124.8 E   985   60    55
03 JUN 16 0600  17.5 N  124.2 E   980   60    55
03 JUN 16 1200  18.0 N  123.5 E   980   60    55
03 JUN 16 1800  19.0 N  122.9 E   980   65    55
03 JUN 17 0000  19.9 N  123.2 E   980   75    55
03 JUN 17 0600  20.8 N  123.3 E   975   75    60
03 JUN 17 1200  22.0 N  123.5 E   970   75    65
03 JUN 17 1800  23.6 N  123.8 E   970   90    65
03 JUN 18 0000  24.9 N  123.8 E   960  100    75
03 JUN 18 0600  26.3 N  124.2 E   960  115    75
03 JUN 18 1200  27.7 N  125.3 E   955  115    80
03 JUN 18 1800  30.1 N  127.0 E   965   85    70
03 JUN 19 0000  32.5 N  128.5 E   975   70    60
03 JUN 19 0600  34.8 N  130.0 E   980   65    55
03 JUN 19 1200  37.5 N  132.6 E   985   55    50
03 JUN 19 1800  39.7 N  134.9 E   988   45    50  XT-JMA: 38.0 N, 135.0 E
03 JUN 20 0000  40.0 N  137.0 E   992         45
03 JUN 20 0600  42.0 N  139.0 E   996         40
03 JUN 20 1800  42.0 N  145.0 E   996         35  1200Z data missing
03 JUN 21 0000  42.0 N  146.0 E   994         40
03 JUN 21 0600  41.0 N  149.0 E   994         35
03 JUN 21 1200  40.0 N  150.0 E   996         35
03 JUN 21 1800  39.0 N  151.0 E   996         35
03 JUN 22 0000  40.0 N  153.0 E   996         40
03 JUN 22 0600  38.0 N  153.0 E   998         35
03 JUN 22 1200  37.0 N  154.0 E   998         35
03 JUN 22 1800  37.0 N  155.0 E   998         35
03 JUN 23 0000  37.0 N  157.0 E   998         25

Note:  The 10-min avg MSW estimates from NMCC, PAGASA, HKO and CWBT
are tabulated below.

   Date   Time      Estimated 10-min avg MSW in knots
          (GMT)     NMCC     PAGASA       HKO    CWBT
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03 JUN 12 0600                                    25
03 JUN 12 1200                                    25
03 JUN 12 1800                 30                 25
03 JUN 13 0000                 30                 30
03 JUN 13 0600                 35                 30
03 JUN 13 1200       35        35                 35
03 JUN 13 1800       35        40                 35
03 JUN 14 0000       35        45                 40
03 JUN 14 0600       35        45                 40
03 JUN 14 1200       35        45                 40
03 JUN 14 1800       35        45                 40
03 JUN 15 0000       40        45                 40
03 JUN 15 0600       45        45                 45
03 JUN 15 1200       45        50                 45
03 JUN 15 1800       55        55          50     55
03 JUN 16 0000       60        60          55     55
03 JUN 16 0600       60        60          60     55
03 JUN 16 1200       60        60          60     55
03 JUN 16 1800       60        60          60     60
03 JUN 17 0000       65        65          60     60
03 JUN 17 0600       70        65          60     65
03 JUN 17 1200       70        65          65     65
03 JUN 17 1800       70        65          65     70
03 JUN 18 0000       80        65          75     70
03 JUN 18 0600       90                    75     75
03 JUN 18 1200       90                           80
03 JUN 18 1800       80                           75
03 JUN 19 0000       70                           65
03 JUN 19 0600       55                           55
03 JUN 19 1200       50

Note 1: CWBT upgraded the disturbance to depression status at 12/0600
UTC, then declared it extratropical at 19/1200 UTC.  That agency does
not make any wind estimations for tropical depressions.  However, if
there is any CWBT bulletin which indicates that a depression "has a
tendency to intensify into a tropical storm", the corresponding MSW
entry in the table is 30 kts; otherwise, the MSW is set to 25 kts.

Note 2: The final warning issued by HKO was at 18/0900 UTC as the
typhoon left that agency's AOR.

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NORTHEAST AUSTRALIA/CORAL SEA (AUE) - Longitude 135E to 160E


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres at Darwin, Northern
  Territory; Brisbane, Queensland; and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
  The 1-minute average maximum sustained wind estimates were taken from
  warnings issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S.
  Air Force and Navy, located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.    The center
  position coordinates from JTWC were compared with those from the
  Australian centres and annotations made in the Remarks column when the
  differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm or more.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Cyclone EPI                                05 - 07 Jun
   Non-tropical Hybrid LOW                             24 - 26 Jun

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Storm Name: EPI                   Cyclone Number: None    Basin: AUE
(Storm named by Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea TCWC)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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03 JUN 05 0630   7.9 S  152.9 E   985         35  PNG Warnings
03 JUN 05 1100   7.5 S  154.3 E   985         35
03 JUN 05 1800   7.5 S  155.0 E  1000         30
03 JUN 06 1430   8.0 S  154.6 E               25  Based on SAB Bulletins
03 JUN 06 2030   8.3 S  154.5 E               25
03 JUN 07 0230   8.1 S  155.3 E               20

Note: The warnings from Port Moresby reported the windspeed in terms of
maximum gusts.  I converted these into a 10-min avg MSW by the gust
reduction factor of 1.4.  For the last three data points, I entered the
MSW based on the SAB classifications of T1.5/1.5, T1.5/1.5, and TOO WEAK,
respectively.  JTWC issued no warnings on this system.

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: AUE
(System was a hybrid LOW, not tropical)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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03 JUN 24 1600  18.0 S  149.0 E  1006         35
03 JUN 24 2300  19.0 S  151.0 E  1007         35
03 JUN 25 0100  19.0 S  153.0 E  1007         40
03 JUN 25 0600  21.0 S  154.6 E  1006         45
03 JUN 25 1200  21.5 S  156.0 E  1003         45
03 JUN 25 1800  25.0 S  158.0 E  1004         45
03 JUN 26 0000  27.5 S  157.2 E               45
03 JUN 26 0600  29.0 S  158.5 E               40

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SOUTH PACIFIC (SPA) - South Pacific Ocean East of Longitude 160E


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres at Nadi, Fiji, and
  Wellington, New Zealand.  The 1-minute average maximum sustained wind
  estimates were taken from warnings issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning
  Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy, located at Pearl Harbor,
  Hawaii.  The center position coordinates from JTWC were compared with
  those from the Southern Hemisphere centres and annotations made in the
  Remarks column when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm
  or more.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Cyclone GINA (17F / 29P)                   04 - 09 Jun

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Storm Name: GINA                  Cyclone Number: 29P     Basin: SPA
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 17F

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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03 JUN 04 0830  10.5 S  171.0 E  1005         25
03 JUN 04 1800  10.5 S  170.5 E  1003   30    25
03 JUN 05 0000  11.2 S  169.2 E  1003         25
03 JUN 05 0600  11.4 S  169.1 E   999   45    30
03 JUN 05 0800  11.4 S  169.1 E   992         35
03 JUN 05 1200  11.7 S  168.5 E   987         45
03 JUN 05 1800  12.0 S  168.1 E   985   55    50  JTWC: 13.0 S, 167.7 E
03 JUN 05 2000  13.0 S  167.5 E   985         50  Relocated
03 JUN 06 0000  13.3 S  167.2 E   980         55
03 JUN 06 0600  14.3 S  166.3 E   980   55    55
03 JUN 06 1200  15.2 S  165.0 E   980         55
03 JUN 06 1800  15.5 S  163.8 E   975   65    60
03 JUN 07 0000  15.8 S  163.0 E   970   80    65
03 JUN 07 0600  16.4 S  162.5 E   970         70
03 JUN 07 1200  16.8 S  162.1 E   950   90    80
03 JUN 07 1800  17.4 S  161.9 E   950         80
03 JUN 08 0000  17.5 S  161.8 E   960   90    75
03 JUN 08 0600  17.7 S  162.6 E   970         65
03 JUN 08 1200  17.8 S  162.7 E   975   65    60  JTWC: 18.3 S, 163.3 E
03 JUN 08 1800  18.2 S  164.8 E   987   40    45  
03 JUN 08 2200  16.6 S  162.0 E   987         45  Relocated
03 JUN 09 0000  16.8 S  162.0 E   990         40
03 JUN 09 0600  16.4 S  162.0 E   999         30
03 JUN 09 0830  16.4 S  162.0 E   999         30  Stationary

Note: Warnings for gale-force winds up to 40 kts associated with the
remnants of Gina were issued through 10/0700 UTC.

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             !!!!!!  IMPORTANT NOTE - PLEASE READ  !!!!!!

     It has been brought to my attention that I should repeat in the
  cyclone tracks file the caveat which is included in the Author's
  Note at the end of the cyclone summaries.   The tropical cyclone
  tracks which I prepare are based upon the operational warnings/
  advisories/advices/bulletins from the various tropical cyclone
  warning agencies around the world.   Users of these tracks should
  be aware that they are preliminary and subject to revision during
  post-seasonal analyses of the cyclones by the forecasters and
  analysts at the several warning centers.

     For the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific basins, official tropical
  cyclone reports and "best tracks" can be found at the website of
  the Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center:

     http://www.nhc.noaa.gov>

     The Joint Typhoon Warning Center's website contains links to their
  Annual Tropical Cyclone Reports which include that agency's "best
  tracks" for tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific basin, the
  North Indian Ocean, and the Southern Hemisphere:

     http://199.10.200.33/jtwc.html>


  SPECIAL NOTE:  Back issues of the global tropical cyclone summaries
  and monthly cyclone track files can be obtained at the following
  websites:

    ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/landsea/padgett/>
    http://australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/>
    http://www.typhoon2000.ph> OR http://64.235.42.210>
    http://mpittweather.com>


  PREPARED BY:

  Gary Padgett              garyp@alaweb.com


  SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS BY:

  Michael V. Padua          michaelpadua@hotmail.com 
                            webmaster@typhoon2000.ph

  Huang Chunliang           huangchunliang@hotmail.com

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Document: trak0306.htm
Updated: 27th December 2006

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