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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
454 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...MULTIPLE TORNADOES CONFIRMED ON AUGUST 22 2017 IN CENTRAL NEW
YORK...

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR GEORGETOWN IN MADISON COUNTY NEW YORK...

Location...Georgetown in Madison County New York
Date...August 22 2017
Estimated Time...455 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH
Maximum Path Width...30 yards
Path Length... 0.1 mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...42.8052N / 75.7402W
Ending lat/Lon...42.8055N / 75.7389W
* 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 Georgetown in Madison County New York on August
22 2017.

A tornado briefly touched down along Parker Hill Road in
Georgetown, NY. The tornado did extensive damage to a forest
largely composed of Norway Spruce and other softwood conifers. The
tornado damage path was very narrow only being 30 yards wide and
the length was about one tenth of a mile. Many large spruces were
snapped consistent with low end EF1 damage.

This information will be found on our website at weather.gov/BGM
in the next couple days.

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

&&

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BROOKFIELD IN MADISON COUNTY NEW YORK...

Location...Brookfield in Madison County in New York
Date...August 22 2017
Estimated Time...525 pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph
Maximum Path Width...150 yards
Path Length...0.4 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...42.8572N / 75.4320W
Ending lat/Lon...42.8606N / 75.4246W
* 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 Brookfield in Madison County in New York on August
22 2017.

A tornado touched down in a field west of Mason Road in Brookfield
NY. The tornado knocked down a couple dozen trees, partially blew
roofs off two barns and ripped a roof off a greenhouse. One home
lost a few shingles. The tornado tracked east northeast and was on
the ground for a little less than one half mile. The width of the
tornado was about 150 yards.

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
National Weather Service Binghamton, NY


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