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Preliminary Event Summary

Tornado Associated with Hurricane Jeanne Remnants

September 27, 2004

There was a weak tornado in Martin County on the evening of September 27th. The storm that spawned the tornado was well out ahead of the center of circulation of the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne in the northeast quadrant of the storm. This region of the storm experiences enahnced wind shear, conducive to spawning tornadoes. This tornado was weak, with a short very short track.

Satellite Imagery

T.S. Jeanne Satellite Imagery - Click to Enlarge

This IR satellite shows the center of Jeanne to be still well to our southwest in Georgia when the tornado hit Martin County.

Radar Imagery

September 27, 2004 Radar Imagery - Click for a Loop

Click on the Image for a java loop of the Newport radar during the tornado. The loop will depict 0.5 degree reflectivity. Radar did not detect any strong rotation with this storm.

September 27, 2004 Severe Weather Reports

Preliminary Local Storm Reports:

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

0800 PM     TORNADO          2 NW OAK CITY           35.98N 77.33W 
09/27/2004                   MARTIN             NC   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            REPORT BY MARTIN COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT OF A POSSIBLE 
            TORNADO APPROXIMATELY 8 PM NW OF OAK CITY. 1 HOME WAS 
            DAMAGED WITH THE BACK WALL BLOWN OUT AND THE PORCH BLOWN 
            AWAY. SEVERAL BUILDINGS ON THE PROPERTY WERE DAMAGED 
            INCLUDING SEVERAL GRAIN BINS, 4 TOBACCO BARNS, AND 2 
            PEANUT DRYING SHELTERS. DAMAGE OCCURRED ON EDMONDSON 
            ROAD.

Tornado Damage Near Oak City

Tornado Damage Near Oak City - Click to Enlarge

Tornado Damage Near Oak City - Click to Enlarge

Tornado Damage Near Oak City - Click to Enlarge