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Tropical Depression Six was a tropical depression that did not reach tropical storm status during the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season. It formed on July 19 well east of the Leeward Islands. It dissipated on July 21, and it was initially expected to become a hurricane. The depression's northern portion split off and moved northwest and ultimately developed into Tropical Depression Seven.

The depression caused no damage and no fatalities.

Tropical Depression Six east of the Leeward Islands
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FormationJuly 19, 2003
Dissipation July 21, 2003
Highest winds 35 mph
Lowest pressure 1010 mbar
Deaths None reported
Damages None
Areas affectedLeeward Islands
Part of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season


Meteorological History

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A tropical wave exited the coast of Africa on July 14. The wave moved westward across the Atlantic Ocean and on July 19 while located about 900 miles east of the Leeward Islands, the wave developed enough convection around a closed surface circulation to be deemed Tropical Depression Six by the National Hurricane Center. The depression moved to the west for two straight days, and as it was approaching the Leeward Islands on July 21, data from a reconnaissance aircraft indicated that the depression no longer had a closed surface circulation, indicating that it degenerated into an open tropical wave. The wave continued westward across the Carribean Sea for a few more days before dissipating completely. The northern portion of the wave split and moved northwest and eventually became Tropical Depression Seven.

Impact

The depression caused no damage or casualities, and it brought nothing other than showers to the Leeward Islands, despite being predicted to become a hurricane for quite awhile.

See Also

2003 Atlantic hurricane season

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Atlantic_hurricane_season

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2003six.shtml

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