Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY
624 PM EDT MON JUL 14 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP IN LUZERNE COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP IN LUZERNE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...JULY 8, 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...700 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.9 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.236N / 76.259W
ENDING LAT/LON...41.248N / 76.251W
* 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 FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP IN LUZERNE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON
JULY 8, 2014.

DAMAGE PATTERNS AND EYEWITNESS REPORTS OF A CONDENSATION FUNNEL ARE
CONSISTENT IN SUGGESTING THAT A SMALL TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED
NEAR A CLUSTER OF RESIDENCES ON STATE ROUTE 4041 IN FAIRMOUNT
TOWNSHIP. THE TORNADO BEGAN OVER OPEN FIELDS BEFORE LIFTING A
SMALL ALUMINUM SHED OFF IT/S FOUNDATION...WRAPPING IT INTO A
NEARBY TREE. SEVERAL HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND
SCATTERED IN ALL DIRECTIONS ALONG THE TORNADO PATH. POTATOES AND
ONIONS WERE LIFTED OUT OF A NEARBY GARDEN. THE TORNADO CONTINUED
THROUGH THE WOODS BEFORE IMPACTING A WORKING FARM ON RIDGE ROAD. A
ROOF WAS TORN OFF IT/S BARN...A GRAIN SILO WAS SLIGHTLY PUSHED OFF
IT/S FOUNDATION...AND A QUONSET HUT WALL WAS BLOWN OUT IN THE OPPOSITE
DIRECTION OF THE TORNADO TRACK. A FAIRLY LARGE COMMERCIAL CHICKEN
COOP WAS ALSO OVERTURNED ON THE PROPERTY. THE TORNADO CRESTED A
RIDGE FURTHER NORTHEAST ALONG THE FARM PROPERTY...CUT A SWATH
THROUGH A CORN FIELD AND KNOCKED DOWN SEVERAL MORE TREES IN A
WOODED AREA BEFORE LIFTING ABOVE A STEEP RAVINE.

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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