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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY
1217 PM EDT THU JUL 10 2014

...UPDATE ON FATAL MADISON COUNTY NEW YORK TORNADO...

LOCATION...TOWN OF SMITHFIELD IN MADISON COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...JULY 8, 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...702 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...135 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...235 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.98N / 75.67W
ENDING LAT/LON...43.01N / 75.64W
* FATALITIES...4
* 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...
AFTER CONSIDERABLE REVIEW OF FIELD NOTES...ALONG WITH GROUND AND
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON,
NY HAS UPDATED THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED ASSOCIATED WITH
THE TORNADO IN THE TOWN OF SMITHFIELD IN MADISON COUNTY NEW YORK
ON JULY 8, 2014. BEGINNING AND ENDING LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE
POINTS HAVE ALSO BEEN ADDED TO THIS REPORT.

THE SURVEY TEAM HAS DETERMINED THAT THE DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES AND
NATURAL OBJECTS IS CONSISTENT WITH A STRONG EF-2 TORNADO WITH
ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS IN THE 125 TO 135 MPH RANGE.

THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN JUST OVER A HILL BEHIND A FARM
STEAD ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF GOFF ROAD WHERE IT DESTROYED TWO
MANUFACTURED HOMES AND A BARN. ADDITIONAL BARNS AND AN UNOCCUPIED
HOUSE WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED AT THIS LOCATION. THE TORNADO PASSED
BETWEEN TWO HOUSES ON THE NORTH SIDE OF GOFF ROAD WITH ONE HOME
SUSTAINING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE FROM FLYING DEBRIS. THE TORNADO THEN
CRESTED A SMALL KNOLL ONTO NORTHRUP ROAD WHERE IT DESTROYED A
THREE STORY HOME SITUATED ON THE DOWNHILL SLOPE. THIS STRUCTURE
WAS LIFTED OFF IT`S FOUNDATION AND TOSSED APPROXIMATELY 150 YARDS
ACROSS THE ROAD INTO ANOTHER RESIDENCE. THE TORNADO WEAKENED
SLIGHTLY...BUT CONTINUED ACROSS NORTHRUP ROAD AND TRACKED THROUGH
FIELDS AND WOODED AREAS BEFORE STRIKING ANOTHER FARM ON NORTH
BUTLER ROAD. THE TORNADO DESTROYED AN OUTBUILDING AT THIS LOCATION...
AND ALSO SEVERELY DAMAGED THE RESIDENCE AND ANOTHER FARM BUILDING
ACROSS THE STREET. THE STORM WEAKENED FURTHER AS IT CROSSED CREEK
ROAD BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF BISHOP ROAD AND
COUNTY ROUTE 31 WHERE ONLY SCATTERED LIGHT TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED.
LIGHT DEBRIS FROM THE DESTROYED STRUCTURES WAS FOUND UP TO 5 MILES
AWAY. THE TORNADO PRODUCED THREE FATALITIES ON GOFF ROAD, AND ONE
ON NORTHRUP ROAD. A DOG WAS ALSO KILLED AT THE RESIDENCE ON NORTHRUP.

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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