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Tropical Storm (SSHS)
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Tropical Storm George on July 21
Formed July 20, 2010
Dissipated July 22, 2010
Highest winds 1-minute sustained:
65 mph (100 km/h)
Lowest pressure 991 mbar (hPa); 29.26 inHg
Fatalities 14
Damage $830 million (2010 SCS)
Areas affected Biolixi Islands
Part of the 2010 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season

George was the seventh named storm of the 2010 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season. George's duration was between July 20 and July 22. George had a peak intensity of 65 mph and minimum pressure of 991 mbar. George was a very large tropical storm that brought heavy rain throughout a large portion of the Biolixi Islands. The most amount of rain was recorded in Ariel on the Southern Biolixi Island. George formed from a tropical wave that strangely spawned off from a polar low. Usually tropical systems form from warm moisture, but in this case George formed from a cold-core system and became tropical after meeting warmer waters. This is only the third time this has happened in Biolixi Ocean history. The tropical wave became Tropical Depression Seven on July 20. Seven moved to the north and became George the same day. George soon created a large wind-field with a very large circulation in the center of the system. George's center then began to become exposed due to wind shear. George became trapped between two high and low pressure systems, thus making George stationary. George then dissipated after too much center exposure. George caused an estimated 830 million simoleons in damage and caused 14 deaths.

Meteorological HistoryEdit

George's Path (2010)

George's Path

On July 19, a quickly intensifying tropical wave developed to the south of the Southern Biolixi Island. The tropical wave quickly gained tropical characteristics and became Tropical Depression Seven on July 20. Later on July 20, Seven intensified into Tropical Storm George. George at first had a predicted path to become a hurricane and make landfall on the Eastern Biolixi Island, but due to unfavorable winds, George only stayed a tropical storm throughout its lifetime. George soon quickly shifted to the north and produced heavy rain along the coasts of the Biolixi Islands. On July 21, George became trapped between two high and low pressure systems, thus making George stationary while in between all three Biolixi Islands. After the systems began to shift, George began to jog to the east and south and began to be exposed to wind shear. George then quickly dissipated because of strong wind shear in the area on July 22. George produced heavy rainfall and strong rip currents along the coasts of the Biolixi Islands; George caused around 830 million simoleons in damage and 14 fatalities.

Preparation and ImpactEdit

Biolixi IslandsEdit

Only minor preparation was advised throughout the the Biolixi Islands, due to George only being a tropical storm. Once George had become very large in size, more intense preparation was ordered. George dumped an estimated 12 1/2 inches in rain at least on all islands; making George one of the largest systems and rain producers in Biolixi Islands history. Once George had dissipated, the remnant moisture caused extra rain to fall throughout the Eastern Biolixi Island. George caused an estimated 830 million simoleons in damage and caused 14 deaths.

See alsoEdit

Tropical cyclones in the 2010 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season
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