Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Upton, NY
NOUS41 KOKX 110316 CCB
Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service New York NY
1116 PM EDT WED AUG 10 2016
...Weak EF-0 Tornado Confirmed Near Mattituck in Suffolk County
Location...Mattituck in Suffolk County New York
Date...August 10 2016
Estimated Time...425 PM to 426 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 MPH
Maximum Path Width...40 YARDS
Path Length... 0.3 MILES
* 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 New York NY has confirmed a weak
tornado near Mattituck in Suffolk County New York on August 10
Based on a survey conducted by an NWS Meteorologist, NWS doppler
weather radar data, emergency management, and trained Skywarn
spotters, the National Weather Service confirmed a weak EF0
tornado in Mattituck at 4:25 pm EDT this afternoon.
As a severe thunderstorm moved southeast across eastern Suffolk
County, it produced a small weak short-lived tornado in Mattituck.
Most wind damage was concentrated between Main Road and
New Suffolk Avenue close to the corridor from Cardinal Drive
southeast to Blossom Bend, where the tornado lifted before
reaching New Suffolk Avenue. Wind damage was confined mainly to
trees, where several trees were snapped in half.
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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.