|Tropical Storm (SSHS)|
|Tropical Storm Beatrice near landfall|
|Formed||June 15, 2013|
|Dissipated||June 18, 2013|
|Highest winds|| 1-minute sustained:|
70 mph (110 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||987 mbar (hPa); 29.15 inHg|
|Damage||$3 million (2013 SCS)|
|Part of the 2013 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season|
Beatrice was the second named storm of the 2013 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season. Beatrice's duration was between June 15 and June 18. Beatrice had peak intensity of 70 mph and minimum pressure of 987 mbar. Beatrice was a rare tropical storm that formed in mid-June during the 2013 hurricane season. It brought some torrential rains and gusty winds to the northern coast of Southwest. Many resorts and residential areas were told to evacuate due to Beatrice's size and strength. Beatrice formed from an area of low pressure that took awhile to develop off the coast of Southwest. The system soon organized and become Tropical Depression Three, then Tropical Storm Beatrice as it strengthened. Beatrice caused an estimated 3 million simoleons in damage and caused 2 deaths.
On June 13, a disturbed area of thunderstorms to the northeast of Southwest began to slowly organize. The wave moved slowly south and continued to organize on June 14. On June 15, the disturbance was upgraded to Tropical Depression Three just about 40 miles off the coast of Southwest. After Three's formation, it quickly strengthened into Tropical Storm Beatrice during the late night hours of the same day. Beatrice quickly strengthened on June 16 as it met very warm waters and very favorable conditions. Heavy rain, rip currents, and gusty winds were the main impacts as it moved along the coast of Southwest. On June 17, Beatrice gained its peak intensity of 70 mph and minimum pressure of 987 mbar. Later the same day, Beatrice made landfall in Southwest. Very heavy rain and strong winds were reported throughout the area as Beatrice moved inland and quickly weakened. On June 18, Beatrice weakened into a tropical depression and then dissipated. Beatrice caused an estimated 3 million simoleons in damage and caused 2 deaths.
Preparation and ImpactEdit
Beatrice only impacted the northern tier of Southwest with heavy rains and strong winds. Due to the warm coastal waters, Beatrice rapidly intensified as it neared landfall. It strengthened into a high-end 70 mph tropical storm as it made landfall near the major Southwest city of Orange City. There were many reports of heavy rain and gusty winds throughout the area. Strong rip currents were also prevalent along the coastlines. Beatrice caused an estimated 3 million simoleons in damage and caused 2 deaths.