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Tropical Depression Bonnie

August 13, 2004

On August 13, 2004 Remnants of once Hurricane Bonnie, which made landfall on the Florida Panhandle, tracked northeastward across Eastern North Carolina. The effects of Bonnie included some strong gusty winds to coastal areas and heavy downpours. However most of the damage associated with Bonnie was the result of three tornadoes which spun up as the center of the tropical depression with remnants of the eye wall crossed the area. Bonnie also brought heavy rainfall across parts of Eastern North Carolina. This would saturate the ground ahead of Hurricane Charley making flooding more likely as that storm passed through the area.

Peak Winds

Bonnie Wind Gusts Graphic

Radar Estimated Rainfall

Bonnie Radar Estimated Precipitation Graphic

 

IR Satellite Imagery

Bonnie & Charley IR Satellite Graphic

 

Radar Imagery

Bonnie Radar Imagery

Click on the Image for a java loop of the Newport radar during the tornados. The loop will depict Composite Reflectivity in the upper left panel, 0.5 degree base velocity in the upper right panel, 0.5 degree base reflectivity in the lower left panel, and storm relative velocity in the lower right panel. For velocity products, green areas show inbound velocity while red areas show outbound velocity. Where they come together, it is indicative of rotation.

Bonnie Tornadoes Graphic

Preliminary Local Storm Reports:

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

0511 AM     TORNADO          RICHLANDS               34.90N 77.55W 
08/13/2004                   ONSLOW             NC   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            BRICK HOME DESTROYED

0553 AM     TORNADO          STELLA                  34.77N 77.14W 
08/13/2004                   CARTERET           NC   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            *** 3 INJ *** SEVERAL TRAILERS OVERTURNED AND DESTROYED 
            AT WHITE OAK CAMP. THREE MINOR INJURIES.

0700 AM     TORNADO          BATH                    35.48N 76.82W 
08/13/2004                   BEAUFORT           NC   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            HOUSE DESTROYED. 




Tornado Damage in Richlands

Richlands Tornado Damage

Richlands Tornado Damage

Richlands Tornado Damage