Tropical Storm Claudette

Tropical Storm Claudette

Tropical Storm Claudette formed early on June 19th, 2021, 80 miles south of the Louisiana coast. Several hours later, Claudette made landfall with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana bringing storm surge and winds that caused relatively minor damage from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle coastline. Flooding was the biggest impact felt from Claudette as over ten inches of rain fell in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.

After landfall, Claudette drifted across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S, spawning nine tornadoes during its life. Claudette eventually dissipated on June 23rd, south of Nova Scotia.

In total, four deaths and an estimated 375 million dollars in damage are attributed to Tropical Storm Claudette.

The National Hurricane Center’s complete report on Claudette.

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Contributions by: Dakota Smith

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Tropical Storm Claudette’s Journey

Description:

A broad view of Tropical Storm Claudette’s journey from the Gulf of Mexico, through the Southeast U.S., to the Atlantic Ocean.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 11)

Instrument: ABI

A Follow-Along of Tropical Storm Claudette

Description:

Following along Tropical Storm Claudette’s path.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

Claudette’s Remnants Drift across the Southeast U.S.

Description:

Tropical Storm Claudette’s remnants drifting over Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI GLM

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three Approaches Gulf Coast

Description:

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three approaches landfall on the Gulf Coast.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI GLM