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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
646 PM EDT Wed May 16 2018

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

EF-1 Tornado Confirmed Near Saugerties, NY.

LOCATION...The tornado path started along Route 212 between
Woodstock and Saugerties and moved east through the western and
southern part of Saugerties before crossing the Hudson River and
ending in Tivoli, NY, just south of the Clermont State Historic
Site.

DATE...May 15, 2018

ESTIMATED TIME...2:29 PM EDT to 2:35 PM EDT

MAXIMUM EF SCALE RATING...EF1.

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH.

ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH...0.1 miles or 528 feet.

PATH LENGTH...Approximately 5 miles.

BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.0812

ENDING LAT/LON...-74.0023

* FATALITIES...None.
* INJURIES...None.

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
  CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
  NWS STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
The majority of the tornado damage was rated EF-0. The storm that
produced the tornado also produced at least one microburst with
winds up to 90 mph, which sheared and uprooted many large trees
and sheared a few power poles. Most of the damage was indirect,
from trees falling on homes, other structures and power lines.

Thanks to local and county emergency management for help with the
damage survey.


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SND/CS

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