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Public Information Statement...UPDATED
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
233 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/15/19 PORT CRANE, NY TORNADO AND
WAYNE COUNTY, PA DAMAGING WIND EVENTS...

EF-1 Tornado in the Port Crane/Fenton/Colesville Area...

Start Location...Fenton in Broome County, New York
End Location...Colesville in Broome County, New York
Date...April 15, 2019
Estimated Time...0132 AM EDT to 0135 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100 mph
Maximum Path Width...175 yards
Path Length...2.2 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...42.2031/-75.7473
Ending Lat/Lon...42.2070/-75.7056
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...

Several trees were uprooted just to the west of Monkey Run Road in
Fenton which was likely close to where the tornado touched down.
The most significant damage occurred as the tornado tracked
eastward through two residential properties on Monkey Run Road.
Several dozen softwood and hardwood trees were uprooted or snapped
in its path. One house sustained moderate damage to the roof. The
roof cover that was above the deck was lofted across the back
yard. Insulation from the attic and a trampoline in the back yard
was found 250 yards away in the middle of a densely wooded area.
Damage to another house included ten broken windows, loss of
shingles and a garage door that was torn off.

Farther east, several large pine trees were uprooted or snapped
while roof shingles were torn off a house on Tunnel Road. Tree
damage became much more sporadic farther east as the tornado lifted
near Walling Road in Colesville.

The damage when the tornado was at peak intensity was consistent
with an EF-1 tornado with maximum estimated winds near 100 mph.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph



Microburst in Waymart, PA...

Location...Waymart in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Date...April 15, 2019
Estimated Time...0204 AM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph
Maximum Path Width...600 yards
Path Length...3.5 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.5484/-75.4093
Ending Lat/Lon...41.5919/-75.3754
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...

Damage from the microburst was first detected to a property on Route
296 near North Baker Road. The roof from a large barn shifted off
its frame with the west-facing exterior wall bowed out. The top
to a nearby silo was blown over. Several large pine trees were
snapped at the trunk in a cemetery on Owego Turnpike. Sporadic
tree damage occurred farther northeast near Lake Ladore and Keen
Lake. Interestingly, the most concentrated areas of tree damage
occurred on the northern side of both lakes, possibly caused by
winds accelerating off the water.

Maximum wind speeds from this microburst was estimated to be near 80
mph.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton would like to thank the
Wayne County Emergency Management Agency who assisted our survey
team.

Microburst in Lake Como, PA...

Location...Lake Como in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Date...April 15, 2019
Estimated Time...0212 AM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph
Maximum Path Width...300 yards
Path Length...2.0 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.8527/-75.3745
Ending Lat/Lon...41.8518/-75.3375
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...

A path of uprooted and snapped pine trees were noted along Como Road
between Route 370 and Route 247. Several buildings sustained minor
roof and siding damage mainly due to trees falling on them. Peak
wind speeds from this microburst was estimated to be near 80 mph.

Although there was some indication within the path of downed trees
of a convergent pattern that would be consistent of tornadic damage,
there was not enough evidence (due to limited access for NWS
officials to survey and also due to the clean up that was occurring
several days after the storm) to determine it to be tornadic.


* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

$$
Klein/Parker



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