RAINFALL FROM TROPICAL STORM BILL
June 30 - July 1, 2003


Tropical Storm Bill came ashore on the central Gulf Coast on Monday, June 30, 2003...and then moved across North Georgia Tuesday night, July 1. Winds circulating about the storm brought tropical moisture up out of the Gulf into Georgia well ahead of Bill's arrival Tuesday night. However, the heaviest rains waited until he drew close to the state during the day Tuesday. The map below is a two-day estimate of rainfall amounts, based mainly on radar. It shows the general pattern of the heavier rainfall amounts.

Here is a summary of rainfall amounts...

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
220 PM EDT WED JUL 02 2003

...RAINFALL TOTALS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM BILL...

TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM BILL VARIED
GREATLY ACROSS GEORGIA. THE LOWEST AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL WERE
REPORTED IN SOUTH GEORGIA AND ALONG THE COASTAL AREAS. THESE LOCATIONS
AVERAGED THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH OR LESS. HOWEVER NORTH AND
NORTHWEST SECTIONS OF THE STATE HAD THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL
TOTALS.

AREAS JUST WEST OF ATLANTA FROM NEAR DOUGLASVILLE NORTHWARDS TO
CHATSWORTH AVERAGED 3.50-5.50 INCHES. THE HIGHEST STORM TOTAL FROM
TROPICAL STORM BILL WAS 7.10 INCHES AT MONROE IN WALTON COUNTY...
WHICH IS LOCATED ABOUT MIDWAY BETWEEN ATLANTA AND ATHENS.

SOME OF THE OTHER LARGER AMOUNTS RECIEVED WERE 6.60 INCHES IN SAUTEE
AND 6.40 INCHES IN HELEN...BOTH LOCATED IN WHITE COUNTY.

IN THE NORTH ATLANTA SUBURBS...ALPHARETTA REPORTED 5.85 INCHES.

ALONG THE NORTH GEORGIA BORDER IN FANNIN COUNTY...MINERAL BLUFF
REPORTED 5.50 INCHES.

ALONG I-20 EAST OF ATLANTA...SILOAM REPORTED 5.30 INCHES AND
COVINGTON HAD 4.68 INCHES.

SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST OF ATLANTA...TALBOTTON HAD 5.04 INCHES AND
JACKSON DAM HAD 4.54 INCHES.


Bill's rainfall
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Bill's path
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map of Rainfall from Tropical Storm Bill Bill's path

 

 

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