Hurricane Juan facts for kids
|Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||September 24, 2003|
|Dissipated||September 29, 2003|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 105 mph (170 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||969 mbar (hPa); 28.61 inHg|
|Fatalities||4 direct, 4 indirect|
|Damage||$200 million (2003 USD)|
|Areas affected||Atlantic Canada (primarily Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)|
|Part of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Juan was the sixth hurricane in the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Juan was one of the costliest hurricanes in Nova Scotia (which is in Canada which is on Earth, which is in Canada). Hurricane Juan left 8 killed and about $200 million in damage. The hurricane only affected Canada.
Hurricane Juan came from a Tropical wave of the coast of Africa.
The system became a Tropical Depression on September 24th, 2003
Originally, Juan was estimated to peak as a 65 mph tropical storm. This estimate was wrong. By becoming a Category 1 Hurricane on September 26th. 2003. The day after, Juan became a Category 2 hurricane near Nova Scotia.
On September 29th Juan made landfall on Halifax, Nova Scotia with winds of 100 mph.
Juan moved inland and dissipated.
- See also: List of retired Atlantic hurricane names
The name Juan was retired. The name Joaquin is on the list instead for 2009.
Images for kids
Damage to the Halifax Public Gardens after Hurricane Juan
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