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NOUS41 KBUF 181351

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
951 AM EDT THU AUG 18 2016

...Tornado Confirmed Near Constableville in Lewis County New

Location...Constableville in Lewis County New York
Estimated Time...6:34 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...60 mph
Maximum Path Width... 10 yds
Path Length... 10 yds
Beginning Lat/Lon...43.56N / 75.45W
Ending lat/Lon...43.56N / 75.45W
* 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.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo NY has confirmed a small
tornado near Constableville in Lewis County New York on

A small section of a cornfield on Highmarket Road was flattened
by this weak tornado. The small rope tornado was caught on video.

There were many pictures and videos on social media of a larger
well developed funnel cloud moving across southeast Oswego and
southern Lewis counties. The ground survey conducted Wednesday
uncovered no evidence that touchdown of that funnel occurred. It
is a heavily wooded area however and damage may have happened
that has not been located yet. The damage may not be visible from
public roadways or at ground level.

This information can also be found on our website at

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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