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June 2006 Atlantic Monthly Summary
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ABNT30 KNHC 011208
TWSAT 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT SAT JULY 1 2006

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

ONE TROPICAL CYCLONE...TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO...FORMED IN THE
ATLANTIC BASIN DURING JUNE.  THE FORMATION OF AN ATLANTIC BASIN
NAMED STORM PRIOR TO THE END OF JUNE IS NOT AN UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE. 
IN THE 50 YEARS PRIOR TO 2006...AT LEAST ONE NAMED STORM FORMED IN
THE ATLANTIC BASIN BY 30 JUNE IN 29 OF THOSE YEARS.

ALBERTO FORMED AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION IN THE NORTHWESTERN
CARIBBEAN SEA EARLY ON 10 JUNE.  THE CENTER OF THE POORLY-ORGANIZED
DEPRESSION MOVED NORTHWESTWARD THROUGH THE YUCATAN CHANNEL THAT
NIGHT.  THE CYCLONE BECAME A TROPICAL STORM OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN
GULF OF MEXICO ON THE MORNING OF 11 JUNE WHILE CENTERED ABOUT 200
MILES NORTHWEST OF THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA.  ALBERTO THEN TURNED
NORTHWARD BUT STRENGTHENED ONLY SLIGHTLY...WITH MAXIMUM WINDS OF 50
MPH EARLY ON 12 JUNE OVER THE CENTRAL GULF.  THE STORM TURNED
NORTHEASTWARD LATER THAT MORNING WHILE ABRUPTLY STRENGTHENING TO
ITS PEAK INTENSITY OF 70 MPH.  ALBERTO WEAKENED THE FOLLOWING NIGHT
AS IT APPROACHED THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF THE GULF OF MEXICO.  ITS
CENTER MADE LANDFALL NEAR ADAMS BEACH IN THE BIG BEND AREA OF
FLORIDA...ABOUT 50 MILES SOUTHEAST OF TALLAHASSEE...NEAR MIDDAY ON
13 JUNE.  ALBERTO WEAKENED TO A DEPRESSION EARLY ON 14 JUNE OVER
GEORGIA AND THEN EMERGED OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST OF THE UNITED
STATES AS AN EXTRATROPICAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT NIGHT.  THE
SYSTEM ACCELERATED NORTHEASTWARD...PASSED NEAR THE CANADIAN
MARITIME PROVINCES AND THEN TRAVERSED THE NORTH ATLANTIC
OCEAN...REACHING IRELAND ON 18 JUNE.


SUMMARY TABLE

NAME         DATES        MAX WIND     DEATHS     U.S. DAMAGE
                           (MPH)                  ($ MILLION)
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TS ALBERTO   10-14 JUNE      70        *          **
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NOTE...DATES BASED ON COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (UTC)
*UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME
**ESTIMATE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

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