2003 Cyclones: phase evolution

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Year
Date
Name
Continent/Ocean
Description/Example
Diag #1: -VTL Vs. B
Diag #2: -VTL Vs. -VTU
2003 6-12 March Double Bomb North Atlantic Extratropical cyclone that undergoes two periods of extremely rapid intensification, leading to a warm seclusion of astonishing intensity. Minimum pressure of 924hPa with a drop of 55hPa in 24hr. Deepest Atlantic non-tropical low since Faeroe Island low of 1993 (916hPa). EC OPER: Image Anim
EC OPER: Image Anim
2003 16-27 April Subtropical Storm Ana North Atlantic Extremely early conversion of a cold-core cyclone to a subtropical cyclone, and then back to an extratropical cyclone before merging with a larger north Atlantic cold-core cyclone. AVN:        Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
UKMET:    Image Anim
AVN:        Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
UKMET:    Image Anim
2003 25- June Subtropical(?) Cyclone South Pacific Weak cold-core cyclone that underwent rapid development, possibly acquiring subtropical structure in the process. AVN:        Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
AVN:        Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
2003 28- June Tropical Storm Bill North Atlantic AVN:        Image Anim
CMC:        Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
UKMET:    Image Anim
AVN:        Image Anim
CMC:        Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
UKMET:    Image Anim
2003 9-17 July Hurricane Claudette North Atlantic AVN:        Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
AVN:        Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
2003 16-25 July Tropical Storm Danny North Atlantic AVN:        Image Anim AVN:        Image Anim
2003 27 August-
11 September
Hurricane Fabian North Atlantic Extratropical transition of an intense hurricane into an intense extratropical storm. AVN:        Image Anim
CMC:        Image Anim
EC OPER: Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
UKMET: Image Anim
AVN:        Image Anim
CMC:        Image Anim
EC OPER: Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
UKMET: Image Anim
2003 3-20 September Hurricane Isabel North Atlantic Category 5 hurricane that weakened to 1 or 2 before landfall, and eventually underwent extratropical transition in Canada -- but not before weakening greatly. AVN:        Image Anim
CMC:        Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
UKMET: Image Anim
AVN:        Image Anim
CMC:        Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
UKMET: Image Anim
2003 25-30 September Hurricane Juan North Atlantic Category 2 hurricane that was undergoing rapid extratropical transition as it was making landfall very near Halifax. AVN:        Image Anim
CMC:        Image Anim
EC OPER: Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
UKMET: Image Anim
AVN:        Image Anim
CMC:        Image Anim
EC OPER: Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
UKMET: Image Anim
2003 27 September-
10 October
Hurricane Kate North Atlantic Tropical storm that began extratropical transition, but then moved back over warm-water reversing the transition, and eventually became a category 3 hurricane. Later underwent extratropical transition east of NewFoundland, followed by deep warm-seclusion development, ending with transition back to cold-core and dissipation over Europe. AVN:        Image Anim
CMC:        Image Anim
EC OPER: Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
UKMET: Image Anim
AVN:        Image Anim
CMC:        Image Anim
EC OPER: Image Anim
NOGAPS: Image Anim
UKMET: Image Anim