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Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY
327 PM EDT THU SEP 4 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR AFTON IN CHENANGO COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...AFTON IN CHENANGO COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...9/2/2014
ESTIMATED TIME...832 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.1 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.1375N / 75.360W
ENDING LAT/LON...42.13807N / 75.35092W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON, NY HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR AFTON IN CHENANGO COUNTY NEW YORK ON 9/2/2014.

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS SURVEYED DAMAGE
ASSOCIATED WITH AN EF1 TORNADO IN SOUTHWEST CHENANGO COUNTY
APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES WEST OF AFTON NEW YORK. MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS
WITH THE TORNADO WERE ESTIMATED AT 100 MPH. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN
AT 832 PM ON SEPTEMBER 2ND ABOUT 300 YARDS WEST OF SAINT JOHNS
ROAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION WITH HILL TOP DRIVE. THE TORNADO WAS
ONLY ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 150 YARDS AND THE WIDTH OF THE
TORNADO WAS APPROXIMATELY 50 YARDS. NUMEROUS SNAPPED AND UPROOTED
TREES WERE FOUND IN THE PATH OF THE STORM WITH A CONVERGENT
PATTERN OF DAMAGE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/BGM.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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