Tropical Storm (SSHS)
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Tropical Storm Megan at peak intensity
Formed July 21, 2011
Dissipated July 24, 2011
Highest winds 1-minute sustained:
40 mph (65 km/h)
Lowest pressure 1003 mbar (hPa); 29.62 inHg
Fatalities 4 (3)
Damage $800,000 (2011 SCS)
Areas affected San Francisco, Virginia
Part of the 2011 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season

Megan was the 13th named storm of the 2011 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season. Megan's duration was between July 21 and July 24. Megan had maximum winds of 45 mph and pressure at 1003 mbar. Megan was a very weak tropical storm that brough heavy rain to Virginia and the Barrier Peninsula. Megan lived most its life as a tropical depression due to the entering wind shear around the San Francisco Gulf.

Meteorological HistoryEdit

Tropical Storm Megan's Path

Megan's Path

On July 20 a low pressure system was spawned off from a weakening Tropical Storm Larry. The low pressure system tracked North-Northeast; and eveloped into Tropical Depression Fourteen on July 22. Fourteen was forecasted to become a tropical storm, which it did later that day. Tropical Storm Megan, still moving North-Northeast entered the San Francisco Gulf with winds of 40 mph. The National Hurricane Center forecasted that Megan could strengthen rapidly due to very warm ocean temperatures; but since new wind shear entered the area Megan began to weaken. Late on July 22 Megan weakened back into a tropical depression. Tropical Depression Megan was still moving in a North-northeastern direction towards the Barrier Peninsula. The National Hurricane Center said that Megan would not strengthen, but could possibly bring high surf and a rip current threat; Megan made landfall as a tropical depression with winds of 30 mph on July 24. Later that day Megan dissipated over the San Francisco Bay. Megan claimed 4 lives and caused less than 1 million simoleons in damage.

Preparations and ImpactEdit

Barrier Peninsula/San Francisco PeninsulaEdit

As Megan approached the Barrier Peninsula, Megan was expected to bring heavy rain and gusty winds. When Megan did make its landfall as a tropical depression, it did bring heavy rain, flooding, gusty winds, and fallen trees. The total from Megan was mainly around the Barrier Peninsula and northern San Francisco Peninsula; Megan caused around 1 million simoleons in damage.

See alsoEdit

Tropical cyclones in the 2011 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season
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