Hurricane Charley
August 13, 2004

Preliminary Summary Report for East Central Florida

Radar Loop
Damage Photos
Operations Floor Photos
Doppler Radar Rainfall Estimates
Tornadoes and Lightning with Charley

National Hurricane Summary of Hurricane Charley (pdf)

Hurricane Charley 0.5 Reflectivity Loop

Radar image showing the eyewall of Hurricane Charley approaching Orlando--click for larger image

Radar Image of Charley Entering East Central Florida

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Approximate Path of Charley through east central Florida.

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Maximum Winds From Hurricane Charley (from Hurricane Research Division)

Damage Photos
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Osceola

Orange
 
Seminole
Volusia
Brevard

Operations Floor Photographs
August 13, 2004
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Hurricane Charley Doppler Radar Rainfall Estimate

 


Tornadoes and Lightning Associated
With Hurricane Charley
Lightning with Charley

As the eye of Charley was just about to enter Osceola County all of the lightning activity was located in a very strong outer rainband over northern Volusia County. These outer rainbands typically produce  the strongest tornadoes and around 730-45 pm Friday the most significant tornado associated with Charley in central Florida struck portions of Daytona Beach.

 


 Timeline of Hurricane Charley Radar Images 

The following are composite reflectivity images from National Weather Service Melbourne NEXRAD Radar. The highest winds and worst damage occurred in the right-front quadrant of Charley's eyewall which is generally indicated by the bright red semi-circle in the images. 

 

Entering Osceola County - 8:01 pm Fri

Entering Osceola County - 8:01 pm Fri

Kissimmee - 8:27 pm Fri

Over Kissimmee - 8:27 pm Fri

Orlando International Airport - 8:52 pm

Orlando International Airport - 8:52 pm

Orlando - 9:09 pm

Orlando - 9:09 pm

Winter Park - 9:22 pm

Winter Park - 9:22 pm

Winter Springs - 9:39 pm

Winter Springs - 9:39 pm

Sanford - 9:56 pm

Sanford - 9:56 pm

Deltona - 10:17 pm

Deltona - 10:17 pm

Ashby - 10:29 pm

Lake Ashby - 10:29 pm

Edgewater - 10:51 pm

Edgewater - 10:51 pm

 


POST TROPICAL CYCLONE REPORT...HURRICANE CHARLEY...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
938 PM EDT FRI AUG 20 2004

CORRECTED DATA PRECEDED BY *

COUNTIES INCLUDED...VOLUSIA...LAKE...ORANGE...SEMINOLE...OSCEOLA...
BREVARD...INDIAN RIVER...OKEECHOBEE...ST. LUCIE...MARTIN. 

A. WIND DATA

ASOS/AWOS...SUSTAINED WINDS (2-MINUTE AVERAGE)

COUNTY........CITY (SID)........DIR/SPD (KT)...DATE/TIME (UTC)
OSCEOLA.......KISSIMMEE (ISM)......MSG/53......08/14/04..0035Z      
ORANGE........ORLANDO (MCO)........160/67......08/14/04..0105Z      
ORANGE........ORLANDO (ORL)........130/57......08/14/04..0129Z      
*SEMINOLE.....SANFORD (SFB)........120/63......08/14/04..0210Z      
LAKE..........LEESBURG (LEE).......020/29......08/14/04..0135Z  
ST LUCIE......FT PIERCE (FPR)......140/21......08/13/04..1910Z      
MARTIN........STUART (SUA).........170/20......08/13/04..1955Z      
INDIAN RIVER..VERO BEACH (VRB).....180/23......08/14/04..0136Z      
BREVARD.......MELBOURNE (MLB)......180/29......08/14/04..0056Z
BREVARD.......PATRICK AFB (COF)....150/28......08/14/04..0044Z     
VOLUSIA.......DAYTONA BEACH (DAB)..200/48......08/14/04..0353Z
VOLUSIA.......ORMOND BEACH (OMN)...100/59......08/14/04..0315Z

ASOS/AWOS...PEAK GUSTS

COUNTY........CITY (SID)........DIR/SPD (KT)...DATE/TIME (UTC)
OSCEOLA.......KISSIMMEE (ISM)......MSG/65......08/14/04..0035Z      
ORANGE........ORLANDO(MCO).........160/91......08/14/04..0105Z     
ORANGE........ORLANDO (ORL)........120/74......08/14/04..0129Z      
SEMINOLE......SANFORD (SFB)........120/80......08/14/04..0210Z      
LAKE..........LEESBURG (LEE).......020/34......08/14/04..0134Z      
ST LUCIE......FT PIERCE (FPR)......170/26......08/14/04..0113Z      
MARTIN........STUART (SUA).........170/31......08/13/04..2055Z      
INDIAN RIVER..VERO BEACH (VRB).....180/30......08/14/04..0115Z      
BREVARD.......MELBOURNE (MLB)......180/39......08/14/04..0222Z
BREVARD.......PATRICK AFB (COF)....150/43......08/14/04..0044Z      
VOLUSIA.......DAYTONA BEACH (DAB)..200/72......08/14/04..0353Z
VOLUSIA.......ORMOND BEACH (OMN)...100/76......08/14/04..0315Z

NOTE:  ASOS SITES MCO, ORL, SFB, AND DAB FAILED DURING THE HEIGHT OF
THE STORM AND NOT ALL DATA IS COMPLETE. KISSIMMEE AWOS ALSO FAILED.
VALUES ABOVE ARE THE HIGHEST FOUND.

NASA WIND TOWER (ELEVATED) WINDS
CAPE CANAVERAL (BREVARD COUNTY) AIR FORCE STATION MESONET TOWERS

TOWER 421 (28.7755N  80.8043W AT 54 FEET AGL)
HIGHEST SUSTAINED (DIR/SPD) 151/56 (KT) AT 08/14/04...0250Z
HIGHEST PEAK      (DIR/SPD) 156/75 (KT) AT 08/14/04...0255Z

TOWER 22  (28.7975N  80.8043W AT 54 FEET AGL)
HIGHEST SUSTAINED (DIR/SPD) 156/53 (KT) AT 08/14/04...0250Z
HIGHEST PEAK      (DIR/SPD) 165/75 (KT) AT 08/14/04...0310Z

DAYTONA BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (VOLUSIA COUNTY)
WIND SHEAR ALERT SYSTEM (110-150 FEET AGL)
MAXIMUM GUST OF 84 KT (NO DIRECTION).....AT 08/14/04...0325Z

MARINE BUOYS MAXIMUM GUSTS
42009.....20 E PORT CANAVERAL.......180/44...08/14/04...0150Z   
42010.....120 E NEW SMYRNA BEACH....170/15...08/14/04...0920Z

ADDITIONAL WIND OBSERVATIONS (UNOFFICIAL)

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT MAXIMUM WIND
*(OVER LAKE/RIVER SITES-ANEMOMETER HEIGHT 33FT, EXCEPT 28FT FOR L001)

LOCATION......................DIR/SPD (KT)...DATE/TIME (UTC)
S61W   (28.14N 81.35W)........144/78.........08/14/04...0028Z
S65CW  (27.40N 81.11W)........155/50.........08/13/04...2242Z
S65DWX (27.31N 81.02W)........163/50.........08/13/04...2216Z
L001   (27.14N 80.79W)........178/46.........08/13/04...2234Z

SEMINOLE COUNTY MESONET STATIONS MAXIMUM WIND (10-MINUTE AVERAGE)

LOCATION.....................DIR/SPD (KT).....DATE/TIME (UTC)
STN 16   (28.701N 82.417W)...NORTH/35.........08/14/04...0145Z
STN 22   (28.655N 82.347W)...NORTHEAST/57.....08/14/04...0145Z
STN 35   (28.742N 82.300W)...NORTHEAST/43.....08/14/04...0145Z
STN CSB  (28.810N 82.255W)...SOUTHEAST/29.....08/14/04...0130Z

FLORIDA AUTOMATED WEATHER NETWORK (FAWN) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND
ANEMOMETER HEIGHT 30 FEET; AVERAGING PERIOD UNKNOWN

COUNTY........CITY..........DIR/SPD (KT)...DATE/TIME (UTC)
ORANGE........APOPKA........353/30.........08/14/04...0045Z
OSCEOLA.......KENANSVILLE...152/23.........08/13/04...2315Z
LAKE..........OKAHUMPKA.....314/19.........08/14/04...0130Z
VOLUSIA.......PIERSON.......021/13.........08/14/04...0200Z
ST LUCIE......FT PIERCE.....186/19.........08/14/04...0100Z
LAKE..........UMATILLA......014/19.........08/14/04...0115Z
LAKE..........TAVARES.......262/10.........08/14/04...0315Z

AUTOMATIC POSITION REPORTING SYSTEM (APRS)...PEAK GUSTS

COUNTY....ID.......CITY...........DIR/SPD(KT)..DATE/TIME (UTC)
OSCEOLA...N4ZIQ....ST CLOUD.......100/62.......08/14/04...0021Z
ORANGE....WA4LZC...ORLANDO........169/45.......08/14/04...0119Z
ORANGE....KB2RC....ORLANDO........164/70.......08/14/04...0212Z
BREVARD...CW0587...MERRITT ISL....199/44.......08/14/04...0159Z
LAKE......CW1921...CLERMONT.......302/40.......08/14/04...0200Z

BREVARD COUNTY FIRE STATIONS...SUSTAINED WIND AND PEAK GUSTS

CITY.....................SUSTAINED (KT)...GUST (KT)
SATELLITE BEACH..........MSG..............37
COCOA....................MSG..............45
CENTRAL MERRITT ISLAND...MSG..............49
PORT ST. JOHN.............47..............68

B. PRESSURE DATA

ASOS/AWOS...LOWEST MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE

COUNTY........CITY.................PRES/MB....DATE/TIME (UTC)
ORANGE........ORLANDO (MCO).........984.2.....08/14/04...0139Z      
ORANGE........ORLANDO (ORL).........980.7.....08/14/04...0129Z      
SEMINOLE......SANFORD (SFB).........983.4.....08/14/04...0213Z      
LAKE..........LEESBURG (LEE).......1005.1.....08/14/04...0158Z
ST LUCIE......FT PIERCE (FPR)......1011.5.....08/13/04...1939Z      
INDIAN RIVER..VERO BEACH (VRB).....1011.5.....08/13/04...2011Z      
BREVARD.......MELBOURNE (MLB)......1010.5.....08/14/04...0100Z
BREVARD.......KSC (TTS)............NOT AVAILABLE
VOLUSIA.......DAYTONA BEACH (DAB)..NOT AVAILABLE
VOLUSIA.......ORMOND BEACH (OMN)...NOT AVAILABLE

NASA MESONET WIND TOWER 3131 (BREVARD COUNTY)
PRES/MB......DATE/TIME (UTC)
1007.7.......8/14/2004..0240Z

ADDITIONAL PRESSURE DATA (UNOFFICIAL)

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT LOWEST PRESSURE
(OVER LAKE/RIVER SITES)

LOCATION.......................PRESS (MB)....DATE/TIME..(UTC)
S61W   (28.14N 81.35W).........990.7.........08/14/04...0028Z
S65CW  (27.40N 81.11W)........1006.8.........08/13/04...2245Z
S65DWX (27.31N 81.02W)........1008.2.........08/13/04...2215Z
L001   (27.14N 80.79W)........1010.9.........08/13/04...2045Z

SEMINOLE COUNTY MESONET STATIONS...LOWEST PRESSURE

LOCATION.....................PRESS (MB)....DATE/TIME..(UTC)
STN 16  (28.701N 82.417W)....990.2.......08/14/04...0200Z
STN 22  (28.655N 82.347W)....982.1.......08/14/04...0145Z
STN 35  (28.742N 82.300W)....984.1.......08/14/04...0200Z
STN CSB (28.810N 82.255W)....985.1.......08/14/04...0130Z

AUTOMATIC POSITION REPORTING SYSTEM (APRS)

COUNTY....ID.......CITY...........PRES (MB)....DATE/TIME (UTC)
OSCEOLA...N4ZIQ....ST CLOUD.......1000.1.......08/14/04...0021Z
ORANGE....WA4LZC...ORLANDO.........991.4.......08/14/04...0119Z
ORANGE....KB2RC....ORLANDO.........997.4.......08/14/04...0212Z
BREVARD...CW0587...MERRITT ISL....1008.3.......08/14/04...0159Z
LAKE......CW1921...CLERMONT.......1005.5.......08/14/04...0200Z

C. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL

RADAR RAINFALL ESTIMATES OF 3 TO 6 INCHES FROM NORTHWEST OSCEOLA
COUNTY ACROSS CENTRAL ORANGE COUNTY AND SEMINOLE AND VOLUSIA
COUNTIES. ISOLATED ESTIMATES OF 6 TO 8 INCHES...PRIMARILY IN ORANGE
AND SEMINOLE COUNTIES.

ASOS/COOP RAINFALL 1200 UTC 08/12/2004 - 1200 UTC 08/14/2004

COUNTY..........LOCATION............TOTAL RAINFALL (IN)
OKEECHOBEE......OKEECHOBEE COOP.....1.97
OSCEOLA.........KISSIMMEE...........5.20
ORANGE..........ORLANDO INTL........2.11
ORANGE..........ORLANDO EXEC........2.37
ORANGE..........PLYMOUTH COOP.......4.34
SEMINOLE........SANFORD ARPT........3.49
SEMINOLE........SANFORD COOP........5.55
LAKE............CLERMONT COOP.......4.17
LAKE............LEESBURG ARPT.......0.94
BREVARD.........MELBOURNE ARPT......1.44
BREVARD.........MELBOURNE NWS.......1.17
BREVARD.........PALM BAY COOP.......1.27
BREVARD.........TITUSVILLE COOP.....1.38
INDIAN RIVER....VERO BEACH ARPT.....0.94
INDIAN RIVER....VERO BEACH COOP.....1.16
VOLUSIA.........PONCE INLET COOP....2.63
VOLUSIA.........DELAND COOP.........2.25
VOLUSIA.........DAYTONA BEACH ARPT..3.43
ST LUCIE........NETTLES ISL COOP....0.86
ST LUCIE........FT PIERCE ARPT......0.40
ST LUCIE........FT PIERCE COOP......0.74
MARTIN..........PORT SALERNO COOP...0.46

ADDITIONAL WIND OBSERVATIONS (UNOFFICIAL)

SEMINOLE COUNTY MESONET STATIONS (24 HR BEGINNING 0400 UTC 08/13/04)

LOCATION.....................RAINFALL (IN)
STN 16  (28.701N 82.417W)....3.00
STN 22  (28.655N 82.347W)....3.73
STN 35  (28.742N 82.300W)....3.85
STN CSB (28.810N 82.255W)....3.06

FLORIDA AUTOMATED WEATHER NETWORK (FAWN)
(24 HR BEGINNING 0400 UTC 08/13/04)

COUNTY.........CITY..........RAINFALL (IN)
ORANGE.........APOPKA........4.02
ORANGE.........AVALON........3.14
OSCEOLA........KENANSVILLE...1.40
LAKE...........OKAHUMPKA.....0.96
VOLUSIA........PIERSON.......3.67
ST LUCIE.......FT PIERCE.....0.18
LAKE...........UMATILLA......3.02
LAKE...........TAVARES.......1.97

D. STORM TIDES AND HEIGHTS...NONE

E. BEACH EROSION

NO SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION REPORTED. SOME MINOR BEACH EROSION MAY
HAVE OCCURRED IN NORTHERN VOLUSIA COUNTY AS HURRICANE CHARLEY MOVED
OFFSHORE AND A DAMAGING EASTERLY WIND IMPACTED THE ORMOND BEACH
AREA.

F. FLOODING

MINOR FLOODING WAS REPORTED IN NORTHWEST OSCEOLA...ORANGE...
SEMINOLE AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES. WATER REMAINED STANDING IN SOME
LOW-LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS ON SATURDAY THE 14TH. NO SPECIFIC
REPORTS OF DAMAGE DUE TO FLASH FLOODING. 

G. TORNADOES

OSCEOLA COUNTY 08/13/2004 2111Z...AN F0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY
IN THE HARMONY COMMUNITY EAST OF ST. CLOUD ON HIGHWAY 192. ACCORDING
TO AN EYEWITNESS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG THE MAIN STREET. FUNNEL
CLOUDS WERE ALSO REPORTED IN THE AREA.

VOLUSIA COUNTY 08/13/2004 2326Z...AN F1 TORNADO OCCURRED IN SOUTH
DAYTONA BEACH AS THE PRIMARY RAINBAND AHEAD OF HURRICANE CHARLEY
SWEPT ACROSS THE AREA. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTHEAST OF BEVILLE
ROAD AND US HIGHWAY ONE. IT PRODUCED A QUARTER MILE LONG TRACK...
DESTROYING ONE HOME. THREE OTHER HOUSES RECEIVED MAJOR DAMAGE AND 5
MINOR DAMAGE ...MANY DUE TO FALLEN TREES IN THE AREA. THE ROOF WAS
TORN OFF A STRIP MALL STORE AND A PETROLEUM FIRE WAS STARTED WHEN
THE TORNADO DESTROYED TWO GAS PUMPS AND THE CANOPY OVER A GAS
STATION. 

VOLUSIA COUNTY 08/13/2004 2340Z...AN F0 TORNADO TORE THE ROOF OFF A
HOME ON THE BARRIER ISLAND IN DAYTONA BEACH SHORES INJURING AN
ELDERLY WOMAN.

ORANGE COUNTY 08/13/2004 2030Z...FUNNEL CLOUD...PUBLIC REPORT IN
PLYMOUTH.

LAKE COUNTY 08/13/2004 2100Z...FUNNEL CLOUD...PUBLIC REPORT IN
TAVARES.
 
H. STORM EFFECTS...DAMAGE AND IMPACTS BY COUNTY

OSCEOLA COUNTY...LOCAL OFFICIALS UNABLE TO PROVIDE DETAILED
STATISTICS AT THIS TIME. NO DEATHS DIRECTLY RELATED TO HURRICANE
CHARLEY. ONE DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE NEWS AS INDIRECTLY RELATED TO
HURRICANE CHARLEY WHEN A PERSON WAS KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT MONDAY
MORNING AUGUST 16TH. WIDESPREAD DAMAGE TO HOUSES...ROOFS...POOL
SCREENS AND CARS...MUCH DUE TO FALLEN TREES. DAMAGE TO SOME WEAK
BUILDINGS AND MOBILE HOMES. 100,000 RESIDENCES WITHOUT POWER.

ORANGE COUNTY...LOCAL OFFICIALS UNABLE TO PROVIDE DETAILED
STATISTICS AT THIS TIME. ONE YOUNG GIRL KILLED IN MULT-CAR ACCIDENT
WHEN MOVING VAN LOST CONTROL IN HIGH WINDS AND ROLLED ON TOP OF CAR
ON HIGHWAY 528 IN EASTERN ORANGE COUNTY AROUND 415 PM AUGUST 13TH. A
SECOND DEATH IS OFTEN MENTIONED IN NEWS REPORTS BUT NO SPECIFICS CAN
BE FOUND AT THIS TIME. WIDESPREAD DAMAGE TO HOUSES AND CARS...MOSTLY
FROM FALLEN TREES. 250,000 RESIDENCES WITHOUT POWER. DAMAGE TO
PORCHES...POOL SCREENS...ROOF TILES. DAMAGE TO SOME WEAK BUILDINGS
AND MOBILE HOMES.

LAKE COUNTY...NO DEATHS OR INJURIES. SOME DOWNED TREES AND
POWERLINES IN SOUTHERN PORTION OF COUNTY. THREE HOUSES DAMAGED BY
FALLING TREES. NO MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE.
  
SEMINOLE COUNTY...LOCAL OFFICIALS UNABLE TO PROVIDE DETAILED
STATISTICS AT THIS TIME. FROM NWS AREAL SURVEY...THOUSANDS OF TREES
DOWN OVER THE COUNTY. NUMEROUS WIDE SPAN BARNS...BOAT GARAGES ON
LAKES...AND SOME WAREHOUSE-TYPE BUILDINGS DAMAGED. LARGE WOODED
AREAS EXIST WHERE ALL PINE TREES ARE BLOWN DOWN. COUNTY-WIDE DAMAGE
TO FENCES...SHEDS...AWNINGS...FLORIDA ROOMS.   

VOLUSIA COUNTY...TWO DEATHS INDIRECTLY RELATED TO HURRICANE CHARLEY.
ONE WOMAN ELECTROCUTED APPROXIMATELY 230 AM AUGUST 14TH AFTER
STEPPING ON DOWNED POWERLINE IN DAYTONA BEACH. ONE MAN WAS KILLED
WHEN A LARGE PORTION OF A TREE FELL ON HIM DURING CLEANUP ABOUT 100
PM AUGUST 14TH. APPROX 300,000 PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER AT PEAK OF
STORM. INITIAL DAMAGE ESTIMATES ARE AT $51.9 MILLION. TWELVE
BUSINESSES...31 HOUSES...SEVEN MOBILE HOMES AND ONE EIGHT-UNIT
APARTMENT BUILDING WERE DESTROYED. 300,000 PEOPLE LOST POWER. ONE OF
THE HARDEST HIT AREAS WAS ORMOND BEACH. AS HURRICANE CHARLEY MOVED
OFFSHORE STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE EYEWALL
BLEW THE ROOF OFF THREE BEACH-FRONT HOTELS AND BLEW DOWN A LARGE
NUMBER OF TREES.

BREVARD COUNTY...NO DEATHS OR SERIOUS INJURIES. ABOUT 75,000 PEOPLE
LOST POWER AT HEIGHT OF STORM. MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS IN
NORTHERN BREVARD FROM TITUSVILLE NORTHWARD. HARDEST HIT WERE
NORTHERN BREVARD COMMUNITIES OF SCOTTSMOOR...MIMS...AND TITUSVILLE.
MOST DAMAGE WAS A RESULT OF FALLING TREES. PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES OF
LESS THAN A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY...NONE. SHELTERS OPENED FOR 50 PEOPLE AND CLOSED
AT 700 PM AUGUST 13TH.

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY...NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT REPORTED AT THIS TIME.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY...NONE.

MARTIN COUNTY...NONE.

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HAGEMEYER/DECKER/JACOBS/CRISTALDI/DIETZMANN/TURNER/MOSELY/SPRATT

 


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