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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
526 PM EDT THU JUN 11 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR FARMINGTON IN ONTARIO COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...FARMINGTON IN ONTARIO COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...JUNE 10 2015
ESTIMATED TIME...950 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.9592N / 77.2846W
ENDING LAT/LON...42,9569N / 77.2792W
* 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 BUFFALO NY HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR FARMINGTON IN ONTARIO COUNTY NEW YORK ON JUNE
10 2015.

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY DETERMINED A WEAK TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN IN FARMINGTON ON SHORTSVILLE ROAD. INITIAL DAMAGE
WAS TO A STAND OF TREES NEAR 5009 SHORTSVILLE ROAD. THE TORNADO
THEN TRAVELED EAST SOUTHEAST TO THE BUILDINGS AT 4941 SHORTSVILLE
ROAD. THERE...IN ADDITION TO TREE DAMAGE...A GARAGE AND BARN WERE
DESTROYED. A SILO FROM THIS LOCATION WAS LIFTED AND SENT FLYING
ABOUT 200 YARDS TO THE SOUTH FARMINGTON CEMETERY. THE TORNADO
DOWNED SEVERAL LARGE TREES AT THE CEMETERY. THE SILO LANDED IN THE
CEMETERY AND CAUSED DAMAGE TO A FENCE AND COUPLE OF DOZEN
HEADSTONES. THIS WAS THE FINAL EVIDENCE OF THE TORNADO TOUCHDOWN.

THERE WAS FURTHER TREE DAMAGE DOWNWIND OF THE TORNADO ON LATTING
ROAD HOWEVER THAT WAS DETERMINED TO BE THE RESULT OF STRAIGHTLINE
WINDS.

UPSTREAM OF THE TORNADO...THE PARENT STORM PRODUCED A FAIR AMOUNT
OF STRAIGHTLINE WIND DAMAGE FROM CHILI...GATES...HENRIETTA...
PITTSFORD AND PENFIELD BEFORE ENTERING ONTARIO COUNTY WHERE IT
SPAWNED THE TORNADO. THESE STRAIGHTLINE WINDS WERE ESTIMATED
AROUND 65 MPH. ABOUT A DOZEN HOMES SUSTAINED DAMAGE. HARDEST HIT
IN MONROE COUNTY WAS THE RED BUD NEIGHBORHOOD IN CHILI.


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.

$$

LEVAN



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