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Preliminary Event Summary

June 4, 2004

On June 4, 2004, an east to west oriented warm front lifted north across the Newport/Morehead City County Warning Area (CWA), which was associated with a surface low lifting northeast along the I-95 corridor. The atmosphere was quite unstable in the warm sector south of the warm front. Low level veering wind fields, especially in the vicinity of the warm front would result in rotation and a good likelihood of tornadoes. A Tornado Watch was issued for our area from 1 PM EDT to 5 PM EDT. The Newport/Morehead City NWS Office issued 5 Tornado Warnings, 5 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, and 1 Flash Flood Warning for our CWA.

Surface Analysis

12Z Surface Analysis - Click to Enlarge

12Z (8 AM EDT) Analysis

16Z Surface Analysis - Click to Enlarge

16Z (12 PM EDT) Analysis

Radar Imagery

Radar Imagery - Click to Enlarge

Click on the Image for a java loop of the Newport radar during the Tornadoes. The loop will depict composite reflectivity in the upper left panel, Vertically Integrated Liquid (High values indicative of hail) in the upper right panel, 0.5 degree reflectivity in the lower left panel, and storm relative velocities (SRM) in the lower right panel. SRM green areas show inbound velocity while red areas show outbound velocity. Where they come together, it is indicative of rotation.

June 4, 2004 Severe Weather Reports

Preliminary Local Storm Reports:

..TIME...   ...EVENT...     ...CITY LOCATION...      ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....     ..COUNTY LOCATION...ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..   

0209 PM     TSTM WND DMG     7 NW GREENVILLE         35.67N 77.46W 
06/04/2004                   PITT               NC   EMERGENCY MNGR  
				
            PITT COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED POWER LINES 
            BLOWN DOWN NEAR BELVOIR CROSSROADS.
0215 PM TSTM WND DMG STOKES 35.71N 77.26W 06/04/2004 PITT NC EMERGENCY MNGR PITT EM REPORTS POWER LINES BLOWN DOWN NEAR STOKES 0335 PM TORNADO 8 SW JAMESVILLE 35.73N 77.00W 06/04/2004 MARTIN NC PUBLIC TORNADO TOUCHDOWN REPORTED NEAR INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 171 AND PINEY GROVE CHURCH ROAD. 0415 PM HAIL PLYMOUTH 35.86N 76.75W 06/04/2004 0.75 INCH WASHINGTON NC COUNTY OFFICIAL 0425 PM TORNADO PLYMOUTH 35.86N 76.75W 06/04/2004 WASHINGTON NC COUNTY OFFICIAL PUBLIC REPORTED BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN ON HIGHWAY 32 NEAR PLYMOUTH. 0425 PM FLASH FLOOD WILLIAMSTON 35.85N 77.06W 06/04/2004 MARTIN NC EMERGENCY MNGR MARTIN EM REPORTS WATER ON BEAR GRASS ROAD, HIGHWAY 17 AND PRISON CAMP ROAD IN MARTIN COUNTY. 0520 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 NW SNOW HILL 35.50N 77.74W 06/04/2004 GREENE NC EMERGENCY MNGR ROOF TORN OFF HOG HOUSE. 0615 PM TORNADO COLUMBIA 35.92N 76.25W 06/04/2004 TYRRELL NC EMERGENCY MNGR *** 1 INJ *** MARINA ON DEWEY PIER ROAD HAD 12 VESSELS DESTROYED.
Tornado Damage to Marina Near Columbia

Tornado Damage to Marina Near Columbia - Click to Enlarge

Tornado Damage to Marina Near Columbia - Click to Enlarge

Tornado Damage to Marina Near Columbia - Click to Enlarge

Tornado Near Jamesville

Tornado Near Jamesville - Click to Enlarge

Tornado Near Jamesville - Click to Enlarge

Tornado Near Jamesville - Click to Enlarge