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Hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean

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Tropical Storm Cristobal
Table of contest:

Introduction
Cristobal:
• Arise of Cristobal
• Wind history
• Rainfall
• Extra-tropical
Appendix
Sources
Introduction:

In this report I am going to tell you something more about tropical storm Cristobal. Cristobal
was a very light tropical storm that transformed into an extra tropical storm. The eye never hit
land, but the rain walls did.
Arise of Cristobal:
Tropical storm Cristobal arose on 19 July from a depression that formed itself as a result of a
low pressure area associated with an old frontal zone. Together they moved and they produced
a lot of thunderstorms and rain. When it went off the coast of Georgia/ South Carolina it
became a tropical depression. After a couple of hours the new tropical depression 3 became a
tropical storm. The new tropical storm slowly moved to the northeast to the outer banks of
North Carolina. They thought that tropical depression 3 was too weak to become a tropical
storm, but on 20 July the thunderstorm activity increased and Tropical depression 3 became a
weak new tropical storm with the name Cristobal.

Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Atlantic Ocean.
Wind history:
Tropical Storm Cristobal was a very weak Tropical Storm that absorbed in the area of Canada.
Cristobal never made landfall on land, but when he came in the coast area of North Carolina,
he caused for storm surge and some rainfall. But nothing very serious. Here below is a table in
which you can see the wind speed and also the pressure. Here you can see the stages that
Cristobal made when he was active. Tropical Storm Cristobal absorbed on 22 July in the area
of Canada and was the first tropical storm of the season that came in the neighbourhood of
Canada.

Note:
The colours of the Category give an example of the picture below the table of the category.
They made the picture with colours that represent a different category.

Date/Time Latitude Longitude Pressure Wind speed Category
(UTC) (North) (West) (mbar) (Knots)
19 / 0000 31.7 79.8 1010 25 Tropical
depression
Tropical
19 / 0600 32.2 79.4 1009 25
depression
Tropical
19 / 1200 32.4 78.8 1007 35
Storm
Tropical
19 / 1800 32.8 78.2 1006 45
Storm
Tropical
20 / 0000 33.2 77.8 1006 45
Storm
Tropical
20 / 0600 33.7 77.4 1006 45
Storm
Tropical
20 / 1200 34.1 76.7 1006 45
Storm
Tropical
20 / 1800 34.5 76.1 1007 45
Storm
Tropical
21 / 0000 34.9 75.4 1005 50
Storm
Tropical
21 / 0600 35.6 74.3 1004 55
Storm
Tropical
21 / 1200 36.2 73.2 1000 55
Storm
Tropical
21 / 1800 36.8 72.0 1000 55
Storm
Tropical
22 / 0000 37.4 70.7 1000 55
Storm
Tropical
22 / 0600 38.4 69.2 1000 55
Storm
Tropical
22 / 1200 40.0 67.0 998 55
Storm
Tropical
22 / 1800 41.7 64.2 1000 50
Storm
Tropical
23 / 0000 43.3 60.7 1001 45
Storm
Tropical
23 / 0600 44.4 57.5 1004 40
Storm
23 / 1200 - - - - absorbed

Tropical Storm Cristobal track.
Rainfall:
When Cristobal moved to the neighbourhood of
North Caroline a tropical storm warning was given
by the National Hurricane Centre. But the storm
didn’t make a very dangerous impression to North
Caroline. There was a rainfall of 5.1 inches , that is
more than the normal rainfall of July. But when
Cristobal moved farther to the North, to Canada, he
became a more significant storm that produced
more rainfall. And in Canada there were counts of 8
inches. That is 224 mm of rain.
You can see here in the picture on the right, that the heavy rainfall made many water pools on
the roadsides.

Extra Tropical:
On July 23 Cristobal became an extra tropical cyclone. This means that the warm air doesn’t
drop down, but the cold air. So the tropical cyclone makes a very impressive change.
Cristobal made this change in the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Canada.
Appendix:
Tropical storm Cristobal was the first tropical storm how came in the neighbourhood of the
United States. He didn’t make a landfall, but causes rainfall in North and South Caroline.
Cristobal was the first tropical storm this season how made it to the border of the United
States and Canada!
Sources:

http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/subsets/?subset=USA4.2008203
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/flt/t3/vis.jpg
http://www.earthsense.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/080723.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Cristobal_2008_track.png
http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/images/112390_m.jpg
http://hurricanepreparedness.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/tropicalstms.jpg
http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/members/images/112386.jpg