10th Anniversary of Tropical Depression Winnie

Winnie's track (Wikipedia)

Winnie’s track (Wikipedia)

On November 29, 2004, Tropical Depression Winnie made landfall on Luzon in the Philippines.  It actually intensified after landfall with peak winds reaching 35 mph (55 km/hr).  But the main destructive force of Winnie was the heavy rainfall. The peak amount was 6.22″ (158 mm) recorded in Cabanatuan.  The flash floods and landslides resulting from the downpours killed over 1500 people.  The circulation of Winnie dissipated while it hovered at sea still near Luzon.  To add to the misery, Winnie was just one of a quartet of tropical cyclones that affected the Philippines during a two week period.

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