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Template loop detected: Template:Infobox hurricane Tropical Storm Christina (numerical designator: 03L) was a short-lived tropical storm which occured in the 2013 Red Ocean hurricane season.

Meteorological historyEdit

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Storm path of Christina

On June 5, an area of low pressure formed near the Jared Isles, partially breaking off of a tropical wave. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) stated conditions were very favorable for tropical cyclone development. Shortly afterwards, on June 6, a Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance mission was carried out. A closed circulation was found in the system along with 40 mile per hour (mph) (65 kilometres per hour (km/h)) winds, prompting the NHC to classify the low pressure area as Tropical Storm Christina. Twenty-four hours after Christina's formation, on June 7, the storm reached its peak intensity, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (100 km/h) and a minimum barometric pressure of 992 millibars (mbar) (hectopascals (hPa); 29.29 inches of mercury (inHg)). Later that same day, Christina made landfall near Kingville, Jared Isles with 55 mph (90 km/h) winds. The windspeeds in the storm later decreased to 50 mph (80 km/h), as issued in a special NHC product. On June 8, one day later, the last advisory on Christina was issued as it became a convectionless vortex due to dry air.

Preparations and impactEdit

Upon Tropical Storm Christina's formation, tropical storm watches and warnings were issued for the Jared Isles.

Following the storm, there were two deaths associated with surfing on dangerous rip currents.