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Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Albany NY
0838 PM EDT Fri Jul 19 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 07/16/24 Tornado and Damaging Wind Event
- Update # 3...

.Update...Updated tornado paths based on additional survey data.


.Great Sacandaga Lake Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  8.43 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             07/16/2024
Start Time:             04:48 PM EDT
Start Location:         2 NNE Edinburg / Saratoga County / NY
Start Lat/Lon:          43.2539 / -74.0641

End Date:               07/16/2024
End Time:               05:00 PM EDT
End Location:           3 W Corinth / Saratoga County / NY
End Lat/Lon:            43.2645 / -73.8985

Survey Summary:
With assistance from the New York State Police`s Unmanned Aerial
Systems program, the Albany, NY Weather Forecast Office was able
to determine an EF-1 tornado occurred along S. Shore Road in the
Town of Day, NY. While much of the damage resulted from rear flank
downdraft winds, drone footage indicated a narrow swatch of tree
damage consistent with low-level rotation. After coming ashore,
the tornado proceeded over Bailey Hill producing additional tree
damage to the east. It traveled eastward towards Hunt Lake,
producing a more concentrated area of damage along the northern
shore of Hunt Lake before dissipating.

It should be stressed that the majority of tree damage on the
eastern shore of Great Sacandaga Lake was the result of strong
rear flank downdraft winds. The Albany, NY Weather Forecast Office
thanks the New York State Police for their significant assistance
in completing this survey.


.Chestertown, NY Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.69 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             07/16/2024
Start Time:             05:22 PM EDT
Start Location:         6 NW Warrensburg / Warren County / NY
Start Lat/Lon:          43.5664 / -73.8513

End Date:               07/16/2024
End Time:               05:29 PM EDT
End Location:           6 NNW Warrensburg / Warren County / NY
End Lat/Lon:            43.5919 / -73.7898

Survey Summary:
An EF-0 tornado occurred along Route 28 just south of The Glen.
Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted, and several utility
poles were also snapped or downed. The tornado traveled to the
northeast and produced additional tree damage along State Route 9
near Tripp Lake Road before dissipating.

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

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

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


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TWH/BJF