Tropical Storm Bill - June 27-July 3, 2003

Tropical storm Bill formed over the southern Gulf of Mexico on June 29th.  It moved northward
and made landfall in southeast Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph late on the
30th.  Bill produced five confirmed tornadoes, coastal flooding, and heavy rain.  One of the tornadoes
struck Reserve, Louisiana damaging 20 mobile homes injuring four people.  Bill moved across central
Alabama as a weakening tropical depression before moving northeast across the Appalachians
of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.  It eventually became absorbed by a frontal
system over west-central Virginia early on the 3rd.  Bill produced locally heavy rainfall and flooding
over much of the Southeast U.S. and was responsible for four deaths and $30 million in damage.
The map below shows the track of Bill.

The storm total rainfall map below was constructed using data from data provided from the River Forecast Centers,
as well as the Wakefield and Raleigh Durham WFO's.

Tropical Storm Bill (2003) Rainfall Bill (2003) Filled Contour Rainfall Bill (2003) Filled Contour Rainfall on White Background

Below are the calendar for Daily Precipitation Maps.  Note that the 24-hour periods end
at 12z that morning.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

27 28
29 30  1  2  3  4