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EF-1 Tornado confirmed near Parksville in Sullivan County NY

  • Location, Parksville in Sullivan County New York
  • Date, July 13 2014
  • Estimated time, 830 PM EDT
  • Maximum ef-scale rating, EF-1
  • Estimated maximum wind speed, 90 mph
  • Maximum path width, 270 yards
  • Path length, Three quarters of a mile.
  • Beginning lat/lon, 41.86n / -74.71w
  • Ending lat/lon, 41.86n / -74.72w
  • Fatalities, 0
  • Injuries, 0

Summary

The storm survey team observed a well defined path of tree damage in a mainly wooded area. The tornado passed directly over two residences which only sustained cosmetic damage to siding, roofing, and some chimney damage. Numerous yard ornaments and some rail fencing was displaced to the left hand side of the path of the storm. Tree damage in the core of the path was catastrophic with blow downs, snap offs, twisting of small to medium hardwoods, and large hemlock trees. Damage along the left side of the path indicated a well defined convergent pattern.

Some damage pictures from the Parksville area. Click for a larger view.

Trailer and tree damage near Parksville, NY

Trailer and tree damage near Parksville, NY

Tree damage near Parksville, NY

Trees down near Parksville, NY

 

Approximate path of the tornado and other damage areas (in yellow). Click for a larger view.

Map of Approximate Tornado path.

 

EF-1 Tornado confirmed near Reading in Schuyler County NY
  • Location, Reading in Schuyler county NY
  • Date, July 13 2014
  • Estimated time, 434 PM EDT
  • Maximum ef-scale rating, EF-1
  • Estimated maximum wind speed, 105 mph
  • Maximum path width, 125 yards
  • Path length, 3.5 miles
  • Beginning lat/lon, 42.44n / 76.98w
  • Ending lat/lon, 42.45n / 76.91w
  • Fatalities, 0
  • Injuries, 0

Summary

A tornado touched down near altay road at 434 PM EDT in the town of Reading and tracked east snapping and uprooting many trees along its path. The tornado blew a canoe 150 yards from a pond and wrapped it around a pole. There were numerous large splinters from trees and branches impaled in the ground. The tornado partially lifted a roof off of a house as it tracked into the woods. The home was severely damaged. Windows were blown out of a car as well. There was a lot of debris in the canopy including a shingle that was impaled on a branch near the top of a damaged oak tree. The tornado continued east for another couple miles causing only tree damage that tapered off by the time the tornado lifted by Route 14. There were numerous photos and even a video of this tornado.

A video of the tornado by Mary Cornish near Reading Center, NY can be found on our YouTube channel.

Damage photos from the survey. Click on image for a larger view.

 

House damage in Reading, NY area.

House damage in Reading, NY area.

House damage in Reading, NY area.

Another view of the house damage in Reading, NY area.

Trees down in Reading, NY area.

Trees down Reading, NY area.

Trees down in Reading, NY area.

More trees downed in Reading, NY area.

 

Map shows the approximate path of the tornado.

Map shows the approximate path of the tornado.

 

 

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