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055 NOUS41 KOKX 110026 CCA PNSOKX CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179- 111230- Public Information Statement...CORRECTED National Weather Service New York NY 826 PM EDT WED AUG 10 2016 ...Weak EF-0 Tornado Confirmed Near Mattituck in Suffolk County New York... Location...Mattituck in Suffolk County New York Date...August 10 2016 Estimated Time...425 PM EDT Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 MPH Maximum Path Width...40 YARDS Path Length... 0.3 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 weak tornado near Mattituck in Suffolk County New York on August 10 2016. 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. This information can also be found on our website at weather.gov/NYC. 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. $$ 2/33

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