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Tropical Storm Bill



POST TROPICAL CYCLONE REPORT...TROPICAL STORM BILL...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
215 PM CDT THU OCT 9 2003

OCT 09 UPDATE...ADDITIONAL DATA FOR...WIND...PRESSURE...TIDES...
TORNADO AND DAMAGE.

A. HIGHEST WINDS...

ASOS EQUIPMENT UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED...SUSTAINED 2 MINUTE WIND

PASCAGOULA...PQL
SUSTAINED WIND 170 DEGREES 27 KT AT 0229 UTC JUL 01 2003
PEAK GUST      160 DEGREES 36 KT AT 0221 UTC JUL 01 2003

GULFPORT MS...GPT
SUSTAINED WIND 170 DEGREES 37 KT AT 0054 UTC JUL 01 2003
PEAK GUST      160 DEGREES 45 KT AT 0053 UTC JUL 01 2003

SLIDELL LA...ASD
SUSTAINED WIND 100 DEGREES 36 KT AT 0006 UTC JUL 01 2003
PEAK GUST      170 DEGREES 45 KT AT 0000 UTC JUL 01 2003

NEW ORLEANS LAKEFRONT AIRPORT...NEW
SUSTAINED WIND 210 DEGREES 38 KT AT 2340 UTC JUN 30 2003
PEAK GUST      210 DEGREES 46 KT AT 2336 UTC JUN 30 2003

NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...MSY
SUSTAINED WIND 180 DEGREES 35 KT AT 2247 UTC JUN 30 2003 
PEAK GUST      180 DEGREES 40 KT AT 2247 UTC JUN 30 2003

BOOTHEVILLE LA...BVE
SUSTAINED WIND 160 DEGREES 32 KT AT 1901 UTC JUN 30 2003
PEAK GUST      160 DEGREES 45 KT AT 1856 UTC JUN 30 2003   

BATON ROUGE RYAN FIELD...BTR
SUSTAINED WIND 050 DEGREES 21 KT AT 2211 UTC JUN 30 2003 
PEAK GUST      020 DEGREES 31 KT AT 1954 UTC JUN 30 2003   

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE...BIX
SUSTAINED WIND 210 DEGREES 20 KT AT 0307 UTC JUN 30 2003
PEAK GUST      210 DEGREES 45 KT AT 0307 UTC JUN 30 2003   

BELLE CHASE NAVAL AIR STATION...NBG 
MAX SUSTAINED  160 DEGREES 28 KT AT 2145 UTC JUN 30 2003
PEAK GUST      160 DEGREES 36 KT AT 2145 UTC JUN 30 2003
 

LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN...AUTOMATED NWS GAGES

EAST LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN...RIGOLETS...EALL1
SUSTAINED WIND 167 DEGREES 40 KT AT 2320 UTC JUN 30 2003
PEAK GUST                  48 KT AT 0000 UTC JUL 01 2003   

LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN CAUSEWAY...MANDEVILLE...MDVL1
SUSTAINED WIND  219 DEGREES 43 KT AT 0110 UTC JUL 01 2003
PEAK WIND                   54 KT AT 0100 UTC JUL 01 2003    

MID LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN CAUSEWAY...MDLL1
SUSTAINED WIND 096 DEGREES 38 KT AT 2110 UTC JUN 30 2003
PEAK WIND                  51 KT AT 2120 UTC JUN 30 2003   


NOAA NATIONAL DATA BUOY CENTER BUOY AND CMAN DATA

BUOY 42007
SUSTAINED WIND 188 DEGREES 34 KT AT 0250 UTC JUL 01 2003
PEAK WIND      190 DEGREES 46 KT AT 0139 UTC JUL 01 2003 

BUOY 42040
SUSTAINED WIND 180 DEGREES 36 KT AT      UTC JUN 30 2003
PEAK WIND      120 DEGREES 48 KT AT 0630 UTC JUN 30 2003 

SW PASS LA CMAN SITE...BURL1...WIND EQUIP HEIGHT 30.5 M
SUSTAINED WIND 175 DEGREES 49 KT AT 1840 UTC JUN 30 2003
PEAK WIND      170 DEGREES 67 KT AT 1931 UTC JUN 30 2003 

GRAND ISLE LA CMAN SITE...GDIL1
SUSTAINED WIND 172 DEGREES 36 KT AT 2050 UTC JUN 30 2003 
PEAK WIND      170 DEGREES 49 KT AT 2057 UTC JUN 30 2003

OTHER RELIABLE OBSERVATIONS
COCODRIE....LOUISIANA UNIVERSITIES MARINE CONSORTIUM..LUMCON
SUSTAINED WIND...ONE MINUTE
               226 DEGREES 48 KT AT 2013 UTC JUN 30 2003
 
B. LOWEST PRESSURE DATA

PASCAGOULA MS TRENT LOTT AIRPORT...PQL 
 1009.5 MB  0227 UTC JUL 01 2003
GULFPORT MS...GPT 
 1006.8 MB AT 0204 UTC JUL 01 2003

SLIDELL LA...ASD
 1001.7 MB AT 0009 UTC JUL 01 2003

NEW ORLEANS LAKEFRONT AIRPORT...NEW
 1000.7 MB AT 2314 UTC JUN 30 2003

NEW ORLEANS LOUIS ARMSTRONG INTL AIRPORT...MSY
 998.3 MB AT 2246 UTC JUN 30 2003

BOOTHEVILLE LA...BVE
 ESTIMATED 1008.8 MB AT 2223 UTC JUN 30 2003

BATON ROUGE RYAN FIELD...BTR
 1006.4 MB AT 2306Z UTC JUN 30 2003

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE...BIX
 1006.4 MB AT 0155 UTC JUL 01 2003

BELLE CHASE NAVAL AIR STATION...NBG
 1003.3 MB AT 2255Z UTC JUN 30 2003

COCODRIE....LOUISIANA UNIVERSITIES MARINE CONSORTIUM..LUMCON
  995.4 MB AT 1928 UTC JUNE 30 2003
 

C. RAINFALL...
   MAXIMUM 1...6...12...24 HOUR. TIME PERIOD ENDING NOTED.

PASCAGOULA MS TRENT LOTT AIRPORT...PQL
1  HOUR...1.05 INCHES  2100 UTC JUN 30 2003
6  HOUR...1.98 INCHES  0000 UTC JUN 30 2003
12 HOUR...2.67 INCHES  0600 UTC JUL 01 2003
24 HOUR...3.94 INCHES  0600 UTC JUL 01 2003

GULFPORT MS...GPT
1  HOUR...0.80 INCHES  0200 UTC JUL 01 2003   
6  HOUR...2.37 INCHES  0200 UTC JUL 01 2003
12 HOUR...3.13 INCHES  0200 UTC JUL 01 2002
24 HOUR...4.10 INCHES  0600 UTC JUL 01 2003 

SLIDELL LA...ASD
1  HOUR 1.27 INCHES  2300 UTC JUN 30 2003
6  HOUR 3.93 INCHES  0000 UTC JUL 01 2003
12 HOUR 4.18 INCHES  0600 UTC JUL 01 2003
24 HOUR 6.26 INCHES  0600 UTC JUL 01 2003

NEW ORLEANS LAKEFRONT AIRPORT...NEW
1  HOUR 1.92 INCHES  1800 UTC JUN 30 2003
6  HOUR 3.03 INCHES  1800 UTC JUN 30 2003
12 HOUR 4.55 INCHES  2200 UTC JUN 30 2003
24 HOUR 6.12 INCHES  0600 UTC JUL 01 2003

NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...MSY
1  HOUR   1.04 INCHES  1700 UTC JUN 30 2003
6  HOUR   2.41 INCHES  2200 UTC JUN 03 2003
12 HOUR   3.22 INCHES  0000 UTC JUL 01 2003
24 HOUR   3.51 INCHES  0600 UTC JUL 01 2003

BATON ROUGE RYAN FIELD...BTR
1  HOUR   0.46 INCHES  2000 UTC JUN 30 2003
6  HOUR   0.98 INCHES  0000 UTC JUL 01 2003
12 HOUR   0.98 INCHES  0000 UTC JUL 01 2003
24 HOUR   1.22 INCHES  0600 UTC JUL 01 2002

D. STORM SURGE...DATUM NGVD UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED 

MISSISSIPPI COAST
PASCAGOULA MS          4.05 FT 0300 UTC JUL 01 2003
POINT CADET MS..PCDM6  4.64 FT 0200 UTC JUL 01 2003  COE
WAVELAND MS            4.99 FT 0006 UTC JUL 01 2003  NOAA DATUM MLLW

LAKE BORGNE ST BERNARD PARISH 
BAYOU BIENVENUE 5.54 FT 1900 UTC JUN 30 2003 ORLEANS LEVEE DISTRICT 
BAYOU DUPRE     5.27 FT 1900 UTC JUN 30 2003 ORLEANS LEVEE DISTRICT
DELACROIX       3.81 FT 2100 UTC JUN 30 2003 COE

LAKE PONTCHATRAIN
RIGOLETES RIGL1  3.08 FT 1800 UTC JUN 30 2003 ORLEANS LEVEE DISTRICT
   LAST READING BEFORE GAGE FAILED
INDUSTRIAL CANAL 4.80 FT 2230 UTC JUN 30 2003 ORLEANS LEVEE DISTRICT
  STAFF GAGE READING. AUTOMATIC GAGE FAILED WHEN HIT BY BARGE AT 1900
SOUTH SHORE HARBOR - STAFF GAGE  ORLEANS LEVEE DISTRICT
                3.75 FT  0500 UTC JUL 01 2003 

MANDEVILLE   MDVL1      5.04 FT  0130 UTC JUL 01 2003  COE NWS GAGE 
MID LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN MDLL1 
                        2.91 FT 0330 UTC JUL 01 2003  NWS GAGE 
FRENIER WEGL1           4.47 FT 2200 UTC JUN 30 2003  COE NWS GAGE


LOUISIANA COAST WEST OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER 
  CAILLOU BAYOU SW OF COCODRIE  CCOL1
            4.36 FT 1700 UTC JUN 30 2003  USGS
  GRAND ISLE 3.12 FT 1248 UTC OCT 03 2002  NOAA NOS GAGE  DATUM MLLW
  COCODRIE LUMCON
            5.66 FT 2011 UTC JUN 30 2003  DATUM NAVD88 
  GOLDEN MEADOW FLOODGATE
            5.8 FT 2000 UTC JUN 30 2003  SOUTH LAFOURCH LEVEE DIST.
                TIME OF HIGHEST WATER LEVEL ESTIMATED          

   LAFITTE  3.63 FT 2000  UTC JUN 30 2003  COE


E. BEACH EROSION...SIGNIFICANT AT GRAND ISLE

F. FLOODING...  
WIDESPREAD URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODNG IN MANY SOUTEAST LOUISIANA 
PARISHES AND MISSISSIPPI COASTAL COUNTIES. SEVERAL RIVERS IN LAKE 
PONTCHARTRAIN DRAINAGE AND MISSISSIPPI DRAINAGE EXCEEDED FLOOD 
STAGE. MOST SIGNIFICANT CRESTS INCLUDE

FLOOD STAGE NOTED - FS    FLOODING DESIGNATED MAJOR OR MODERATE

TCHEFUNCTER RIVER 
 FOLSOM LA - CREST 20.8 FT 1500 UTC JUL 1 2003      FS 16 FT
               MAJOR FLOODING      
               FLOOD OF RECORD  24.1 FT  APR 6 1983   
 US 190-COVINGTON-    CREST 27.3 FT 2300 UTC JUL 1 2003   FS 20 FT
               MODERATE FLOODING 
               FLOOD OF RECORD 32.0 FT  FEB 3  1988
BOGUE FALAYA RIVER 
 CAMP COVINGTON LA  CREST 57 FT AT 1000 UTC JUL 1 2003  FS 45
               FLOOD OF RECORD 
               PREVIOUS FLOOD OF RECORD 54.6  SEP 27 2002 TS ISIDORE

 COVINGTON BOSTON ST - CREST 16.6 FT  1430 UTC JUL 1 2003  FS 6 FT
              MODERATE FLOODING. MAJOR FLOODING AT STAGE 17 FT
              FLOOD OF RECORD 17.1  JAN 21 1993 

WEST HOBOLOCHITTO RIVR 
  MCNEIL MS   CREST 20.3 FT AT 0600 UTC JUL 1 2003    FS 15 FT
              MAJOR FLOODING    
              FLOOD OF RECORD 29.96 FT  JUL 5 1916

G. TORNADOES...
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN RESERVE LOUISIANA AROUND 1710 UTC MON JUN 30 
2003. PATH LENGTH ONE QUARTER MILE...40 YARDS WIDE. MAXIMUM 
INTENSITY ON FUJITA SCALE...F1. TORNADO HIT PRIVATE SCHOOL CAUSING 
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO SEVERAL BUILDINGS THEN STRUCK A MOBILE HOME 
PARK DAMAING AT LEAST 20 MOBILE HOMES. ONE MOBILE HOME LIFTED IN AIR 
AND TOSSED 30 YARDS. ONE ADULT AND 3 CHILDREN INJURED...TREATED AND 
RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL.

TWO OTHER WEAK SHORT LIVED TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN IN SOUTHEAST 
LOUISIANA AND ONE IN COASTAL MISSISISPPI CAUSING ONLY MINOR PROPERTY 
DAMAGE.
 

H. STORM EFFECT

WIND DAMAGE MAINLY CONFINED TO DOWNED TREE BRANCHES AND TREES ACROSS 
THE EAST PORTION OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND COASTAL MISSISSIPPI. 
WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ACROSS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTH 
MISSISSIPPI DUE TO THE FALLEN TREE LIMBS AND TREES HITTING POWER 
LINES. 

STORM SURGE FLOODING NOTED IN COASTAL SECTIONS OF SOUTHEAST 
LOUISIANA. MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPACT IN SOUTHERN TERREBONE 
PARISH...WHERE LOCAL LEVEE WAS BREACHED AND OR OVERTOPPED IN THE 
MONTEGUT AREA WITH SOME HOMES FLOODED. 

STORM SURGE FLOODING IN REMAINDER SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA CONFINED TO 
COASTAL AREAS...OUTSIDE OF HURRICANE PROTECTION LEVEES...FLOODING 
ROADWAYS AND A FEW STRUCTURES. AREAS IMMEDIATELY BORDERING LAKES 
PONTCHARTRAIN ALSO IMPACTED BY STORM SURGE FLOODING. LOW LYING 
ROADWAYS AND SOME STRUCTURES FLOODED. STORM SURGE FLOODING NOTED 
ALONG IMMEDIATE LAKEFRONT AREAS OF MANDEVILLE AND SLIDELL IMPACTING 
STRUCTURES.

LOUISIANA DEPT OF INSURANCE REPORTED THAT INSURED PROPERTY DAMAGE 
LOSSES APPROXIMATELY 22 MILLION DOLLARS.

SOME FLOODING OF ROADWAYS AND LOW LYING STRUCTURES IN COASTAL 
SECTIONS OF HANCOCK COUNTY MISSISSIPPI.

INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PRELIMINARY. THIS 
PRELIMINARY REPORT WILL BE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW DATA BECOMES 
AVAILABLE...AND ADDITIONAL DATA MAY BE INCLUDED BEFORE THE FINAL 
REPORT ON TROPICAL STORM BILL IS ISSUED.



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