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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY
629 PM EDT WED JUN 18 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR VERONA IN ONEIDA COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...VERONA IN ONEIDA COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...JUNE 17, 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...1003 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...250 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...11 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...43.1318N / 75.6198W
ENDING LAT/LON...43.1153N / 75.4025
* 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 VERONA IN ONEIDA COUNTY NEW YORK ON JUNE 17, 2014.

A STORM SURVEY TEAM EXAMINED A CONCENTRATED PATH OF DAMAGE
BEGINNING ON SAND HILL ROAD NEAR ROUTE 31 WEST OF VERONA MOVING
EAST ACROSS WEST MAIN STREET AND THROUGH THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE
31 AND 365. WINDS THROUGH THIS AREA WERE ESTIMATED AT 80 TO 100
MPH CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-1 TORNADO. CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE OCCURRED TO
TREES IN THE AREA. SEVERAL HOMES AND BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED WITH
SHINGLES AND TRIM PULLED OFF AND SOME SIDING. SEVERAL SHEDS AND A
BARN WERE DESTROYED. SIGNS AND FENCING WERE TAKEN OUT.

A CONVERGENT DEBRIS PATTERN WAS DETERMINED WITH CLEAR SIGNS OF
INFLOW INTO THE TORNADO CENTER AT A FEW LOCATIONS. HEAVY OBJECTS
WERE THROWN TO THE LEFT OF THE MAIN PATH WITH LIGHT OBJECTS
CARRIED AND SCATTERED IN ALL DIRECTIONS. WITH A COUPLE SHEDS
DESTROYED. PATH WAS LONG AND NARROW WITH A CHAOTIC CHOPPED UP
PATTERN.

EAST OF VERONA THE TORNADO WEAKENED TO EF-0 MOVING ACROSS THE I-90
THRUWAY AND CONTINUING IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION ALL THE WAY TO
WESTMORELAND. DAMAGE ALONG THIS PORTION OF THE PATH WAS SNAPPED
AND UPROOTED TREES BUT IN A MORE INCONSISTENT AND SPOTTY PATTERN
AS THE WINDS FLUCTUATED. STILL...DAMAGE WAS ALONG A DISTINCTIVE
NARROW PATH AND TREES WERE SLIGHTLY ANGLED TO THE LEFT OF THE
TRACK.

SCATTERED STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE TO TREES WAS FOUND WEST OF
SAND HILL ROAD IN VERONA LEADING UP TO WHERE THE TORNADO BEGAN.

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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WATSON







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