Tornado confirmed from 4
miles South Southeast of Bainbridge in Chenango county to 3 miles south of Sidney in Delaware county
Location: from 4 miles South Southeast of Bainbridge in Chenango county to 3 miles south of Sidney
in Delaware county New York
Date: April 19, 2013
Estimated time: 7:53 PM to 7:58 PM EDT
Maximum EF-scale rating: EF 1
Estimated maximum wind speed: 110 MPH
Maximum path width: 200 yards
Yards path length: 3.2 miles
Beginning lat/lon: 42.25 n / 75.45 w
Ending lat/lon: 42.27 n / 75.39 w
The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY has confirmed that a tornado touched down about 4
miles South Southeast of Bainbridge in Chenango, tracked northeast about 3.2 miles, and then ended
about 3 miles South of Sidney in Delaware county New York from 7:53 PM to 7:58 PM EDT on April 19,
The tornado touched down between interstate 88 and highway 206, on East Afton Road, where 2 power
poles were snapped and a car was destroyed by a large tree branch. Another vehicle was also damaged.
Several trees were snapped or uprooted. A barn had minor roof damage. The tornado continued
northeast and crossed highway 206, where a farm equipment building and a mobile home were heavily
damaged, and a storage trailer was destroyed. Other nearby homes had minor damage, and a carport was
lifted and moved 75 feet. Farther down it's path, the tornado intensified to a high end EF 1 strength while traveling in the
vicinity of Houck Drive. In this area it uprooted or snapped many 1 to 2 foot diameter trees along
its path, both hardwoods, maples, and softwoods, pines, with the largest more than 3 feet wide. It
also caused structural damage to a single family residence and garage, while transporting a
significant amount of debris a hundred yards or more. The tornado then crossed into Delaware county,
downing several more trees on some properties along highway 8 before dissipating.
Below are two images. Images were taken of damage on East Afton Road. Click on images
for a larger view.
Power pole snapped at the base with trees downed in the background on house and vehicles.
A tree on a car, tree in background, with a branch from another tree sent through the windsheild
near the windsheild wiper.
Back wall on barn taken off.
the Enhanced Fujita Scale classification can be found here.