Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY
923 AM EDT FRI SEP 5 2014

...STORM SURVEY IN TOWN OF CHENANGO CONFIRMS STRAIGHT LINE WINDS...

A NWS METEOROLOGIST VISITED A SECTION OF THE TOWN OF CHENANGO BETWEEN
UPPER FRONT STREET AND CHENANGO BRIDGE ROAD (RT 12A). THE
NEIGHBORHOOD IS INTERSECTED BY JACOBS HIGHWAY...BISHOP...CARMICHAEL
AND MERRILL ROADS.

DAMAGE WAS CONFINED MAINLY TO TREES...AND STRUCTURES STRUCK BY
LARGE FALLEN LIMBS. THE DAMAGE IS CONSISTENT WITH LOCALLY ENHANCED
STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE APPROXIMATELY 50
TO 60 MPH. MOST TREES AND BRANCHES WERE SNAPPED OFF AT THE MID TO
HIGH TRUNK LEVEL...BUT THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ROTATION. IT WAS
NOTED THAT SEVERAL OF THE TREE GROVES IN THE AREA WERE AGING MIXED
HARDWOODS AND SOFTWOODS WITH CANOPY HEIGHTS IN EXCESS OF 60 FEET
ABOVE THE GROUND. IT WAS LIKELY THAT THE DAMAGE WAS A RESULT OF
ENHANCED WIND ACCELERATIONS SINKING INTO THE CHENANGO RIVER VALLEY
FROM THE HIGHER TERRAIN JUST TO THE SOUTH (SMITH HILL)...CAUSING A
WHIPPING AND SNAPPING EFFECT TO SOME OF THE TALLER TREES.

THE DAMAGE OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 AT APPROXIMATELY 8 PM.

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JAB

CORRECTED TO ADD DATE/TIME OF EVENT.









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