Precursor to Mindy - October 8-11, 2003

Mindy originated from a tropical wave that moved from Africa to the Atlantic Ocean on 1st of October.
The wave axis neared the vicinity of the Mona Passage on the 9th when it encountered a weakness in
the subtropical ridge.  On the 10th, strongly diffluent southwest winds aloft initiated a low level circulation
that moved northwest across eastern portions of the Dominican Republic.  Later that day when the center
moved out into the Atlantic, the disorganized system strengthened into a tropical storm, and was named
Mindy before drifting northward and dissipating 400 miles south-southwest of Bermuda.  Below is a
storm total rainfall map for Mindy.  Rainfall information was obtained from the National Climatic Data

Precursor to Mindy (2003) Rainfall Mindy (2003) Filled Contour Rainfall
Mindy (2003) Filled Contour Rainfall