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  • Click to view storm reports on a map.Location: Georgetown in Madison County New York
  • Date: August 22 2017
  • Estimated Time: 455 PM EDT
  • Maximum EF-Scale Rating: EF1
  • Estimated Maximum Wind Speed: 90 MPH
  • Maximum Path Width: 30 yards
  • Path Length: 0.1 mile
  • Beginning Lat/Lon: 42.8052N / 75.7402W
  • Ending lat/Lon: 42.8055N / 75.7389W
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Injuries: 0

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in National Weather Service Storm Data.

Summary

A tornado briefly touched down along Parker Hill Road in Georgetown, NY. The tornado did extensive damage to a forest largely composed of Norway Spruce and other softwood conifers. The tornado damage path was very narrow only being 30 yards wide and the length was about one tenth of a mile. Many large spruces were snapped consistent with low end EF1 damage.

  • Click to view map of storm reportsLocation: Brookfield in Madison County in New York
  • Date: August 22 2017
  • Estimated Time: 525 pm EDT
  • Maximum EF-Scale Rating: EF1
  • Estimated Maximum Wind Speed: 90 mph
  • Maximum Path Width: 150 yards
  • Path Length: 0.4 miles
  • Beginning Lat/Lon: 42.8572N / 75.4320W
  • Ending lat/Lon: 42.8606N / 75.4246W
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Injuries: 0

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in National Weather Service Storm Data.

Summary

A tornado touched down in a field west of Mason Road in Brookfield NY. The tornado knocked down a couple dozen trees, partially blew roofs off two barns and ripped a roof off a greenhouse. One home lost a few shingles. The tornado tracked east northeast and was on the ground for a little less than one half mile. The width of the tornado was about 150 yards.

 

For reference:

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

A microburst is a convective downdraft with an affected outflow area of less than 2 1/2 miles wide and peak winds lasting less than 5 minutes. Microbursts may induce dangerous horizontal and vertical wind shears, which can adversely affect aircraft performance and cause property damage. Straight-line winds are generally any wind that is not associated with rotation, used mainly to differentiate them from tornadic winds.