WeatherHurricaneHurricane Specials

Actions

Hurricane Special: Looking back at Hurricane Charley

Posted at 3:58 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 09:31:04-04

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Charley was a very small but ferocious hurricane making landfall as a Category 4 storm with winds near 150 mph just north of Captiva Island on Cayo Costa around 3:45 pm on Friday, August 13th, 2004.

An hour later, Charley's eye passed over Punta Gorda, devastating the small town along with neighboring Port Charlotte.

The hurricane then crossed central Florida, passing near Orlando.

Charley was still a hurricane when its center cleared the northeast coast of Florida near Daytona Beach at midnight.

Hurricane Charley was the first of four hurricanes to impact or strike Florida during 2004, along with Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne.

stormshield-app.jpeg

Weather

Severe weather alerts on your smartphone

Scripps National Desk
2:00 PM, Nov 29, 2018

About Us

Download the Fox 4 Free Mobile Apps


2021 STORM NAMES

AnaLarry
BillMindy
ClaudetteNicholas
Danny Odette
Elsa Peter
FredRose
Grace Sam
HenriTeresa
Ida Victor
Julian Wanda
Kate


HURRICANE TERMS TO KNOW

Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

Hurricane WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

Hurricane WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.