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Hurricane Juan
Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Hurricane Juan approaching Nova Scotia as a 100mph hurricane
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

Juan became a Tropical Storm on September 25th, 2003 while just northeast of Bermuda.

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.


The name Juan was retired. The name Joaquin is on the list instead for 2009.

Tropical cyclones of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5

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