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938 NOUS41 KOKX 102141 PNSOKX CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179- 110400- Public Information Statement National Weather Service New York NY 541 PM EDT WED AUG 10 2016 ...Weak EF-0 Tornado Confirmed Near North Haven in New Haven County Connecticut... Location...North Haven in New Haven County Connecticut Date...August 10 2016 Estimated Time...130 PM EDT *Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-0 *Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 mph Maximum *Path Width...50 Yards *Path Length...2.16 miles *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 New York NY has confirmed a tornado near North Haven in New Haven County Connecticut on August 10 2016. Based on doppler weather radar data, information provided by local broadcast media and emergency management, the National Weather Service confirms that a weak EF0 tornado occurred across Southern New Haven County this Wednesday afternoon of August 10. As a severe thunderstorm moved east across Southern New Haven County, a small weak tornado briefly touched down just south of North Haven. Wind damage occurred on a line from Quinnipiac Avenue near the Montowese section of North Haven east to Barberry Road. Locations of wind damage included Quinnipiac avenue, Village Street, Fitch Street, Governors Drive, Montowese Avenue by Cloudland, Montowese Avenue, and Nettleton Avenue. On village Street, an 8 by 10 foot shed was lifted about 15 feet up in a tree. Damage was mainly limited to trees that fell onto power lines and cars with only minor structural damage. Based on this limited damage, this tornado is classified as an EF-0 with wind gusts up to 70 mph. The National Weather Service thanks emergency management, the local broadcast media, and all reports from the general public through social media in formulating this preliminary damage assessment. 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. $$ 2 is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.