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Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY
416 PM EDT WED SEP 3 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR NORTH CHEMUNG IN CHEMUNG COUNTY NEW
YORK...

LOCATION...NORTH CHEMUNG IN CHEMUNG COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...SEPT 2 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...710 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.10N / 76.71W
ENDING LAT/LON...42.13N / 76.60W
* 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 NORTH CHEMUNG IN CHEMUNG COUNTY NEW YORK ON SEPT 2
2014.

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST EAST OF ELSTON HOLLOW ROAD AT 710 PM
EDT SEPTEMBER 2ND AND TRACKED EAST NORTHEAST KNOCKING DOWN
NUMEROUS TREES ALONG ITS PATH. THERE WERE MANY HARD AND SOFT WOODS
SNAPPED AND UPROOTED AS THE TORNADO TRACKED ACROSS BREESPORT-NORTH
CHEMUNG ROAD TO FEDERAL ROAD. IT WAS ON FEDERAL ROAD WHERE THE
MOST INTENSE DAMAGE WAS SEEN IN THE EF1 CATEGORY. MAXIMUM WINDS
HERE WERE ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 100 MPH. ONE BARN WAS COMPLETELY
COLLAPSED AND ONE HAD ITS ROOF BLOWN OFF. A PICKUP TRUCK WAS
LIFTED AND DROPPED 6 TO 12 FEET. THE TRUCK WAS ATTACHED TO A
TRAILER WHICH WAS DRAGGED UP TO 12 FEET. THERE WAS ALSO DAMAGE TO
SEVERAL HOMES ALONG THE PATH WITH ALL THE DAMAGE BEING CONFINED TO
THE ROOFS OR SIDING. AFTER FEDERAL ROAD THE TORNADO CONTINUED
EAST NORTHEAST AND DOWNED MANY TREES BEFORE LIFTING ON BARNES HILL
ROAD IN THE FAR SOUTHWEST PART OF THE TOWN OF VAN ETTEN. THE
TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 5 TO 10 MINUTES.

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.

$$

DAVID NICOSIA
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY





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