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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

* 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
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

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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