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  • Location: Verona in Oneida County New York
  • Date: June 30 2017
  • Estimated Time: 445 pm EDT
  • Maximum EF-Scale Rating: EF0
  • Estimated Maximum Wind Speed: 70 MPH
  • Maximum Path Width: 125 Yards
  • Path Length: 1.7 miles
  • Beginning Lat/Lon: 43.1008N / 75.6215W
  • Ending lat/Lon: 43.0965N / 75.5896W
  • 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 NWS Storm Data.

Summary

The National Weather Service in Binghamton NY has confirmed a tornado near Verona in Oneida County New York on June 30 2017.

A tornado touched down at 445 pm EDT June 30th 2017 near the intersection of Fox Road and Route 365 several miles southwest of Verona, NY in Oneida County. The tornado knocked down around a dozen trees and several power poles along its 1.7 mile path. There were a few homes that sustained damage from trees falling and also loss of a few shingles. Maximum winds were around 70 mph with the worst damage along Route 365 between Fox Road and Stoney Brook Road.

Flooding occurred in some locations on July 1, 2017.

 

Radar image of storm

In the picture above: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed rotation just northwest of Sherrill (Oneida County) at 447 pm EDT on 06/30/2017. The yellow circle with arrows shows the rotation in the storm.

 

Montague, NY (KTYX) radar base reflectivity loop showing storms moving across Oneida County. The estimated beginning and ending of the EF-0 tornado have been added to the image. More information about base reflectivity.

 

Radar loop
Montague, NY (KTYX) radar storm relative velocity loop showing storms moving across Oneida County. The estimated beginning and ending of the EF-0 tornado have been added to the image. More information about storm relative velocity.

 

 

Local storm reports plotted on a map.
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0239 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HARPURSVILLE            42.18N  75.62W
06/30/2017                   BROOME             NY   911 CALL CENTER 

            TREE DOWN BLOCKING ROADWAY 

0450 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SSW VERONA            43.11N  75.60W
06/30/2017                   ONEIDA             NY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            POSSIBLE TORNADO. MULTIPLE TREES AND UTILITY POLES 
            DOWN. TREE ON HOUSE. ROOF DAMAGE. 

0435 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MOSCOW                  41.34N  75.53W
06/30/2017                   LACKAWANNA         PA   911 CALL CENTER 

            TREES DOWN. TREES ON WIRES. TREE ON HOUSE COVINGTON. 

0145 PM     TSTM WND DMG     EAST MCDONOUGH          42.50N  75.69W
06/30/2017                   CHENANGO           NY   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            TREES AND WIRES DOWN. ALSO IN PRESTON... PHARSALIA... 
            WILLET. 

0435 PM     HAIL             3 E MOOSIC              41.36N  75.64W
06/30/2017  M0.88 INCH       LACKAWANNA         PA   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0445 PM     TORNADO          1 NNE ONEIDA CASTLE     43.10N 75.63W
06/30/2017                   ONEIDA             NY   NWS STORM SURVEY 

            A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT 445 PM EDT JUNE 
            30TH 2017 NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FOX ROAD 
            AND ROUTE 365 FEW MILES SOUTHWEST OF VERONA, 
            NY IN ONEIDA COUNTY. THE TORNADO KNOCKED 
            DOWN AROUND A DOZEN TREES AND SEVERAL POWER 
            POLES ALONG ITS 1.7 MILE PATH. THERE WERE A 
            FEW HOMES THAT SUSTAINED DAMAGE FROM TREES 
            FALLING AND ALSO LOSS OF A FEW SHINGLES. 
            MAXIMUM WINDS WERE AROUND 70 MPH WITH THE 
            WORST DAMAGE ALONG ROUTE 365 BETWEEN FOX 
            ROAD AND STONEY BROOK ROAD. THE DURATION OF 
            THE TORNADO EVENT WAS 2 MINUTES. 

0525 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SAUQUOIT                43.00N  75.25W
06/30/2017                   ONEIDA             NY   FACEBOOK        

            MULTIPLE TREES AND LINES DOWN. SOME DAMAGE TO ROOF 
            SIDING AND DOOR. 

1030 AM     FLASH FLOOD      MORAVIA                 42.71N  76.42W
07/01/2017                   CAYUGA             NY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            NUMEROUS FLOOD ISSUES IN SOUTHEAST PART OF COUNTY. 
            PRELIMINARY INFO 13 CULVERTS GONE... 7 ROADS WASHED OUT. 

1100 AM     FLOOD            GENOA                   42.67N  76.53W
07/01/2017                   CAYUGA             NY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            POST OFFICE FLOODED. 

1000 AM     FLASH FLOOD      UTICA                   43.10N  75.23W
07/01/2017                   ONEIDA             NY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            NUMEROUS ROADS FLOODED AND CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. SOME 
            CARS SUBMERGED. PART OF ROUTE 12 COLLAPSED... POSSIBLY 
            DUE TO SINKHOLE. 

0225 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NILES                   42.83N  76.40W
07/01/2017                   CAYUGA             NY   911 CALL CENTER 

            TREES DOWN. ALSO IN MORAVIA AND OWASCO. 

0315 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CAZENOVIA               42.93N  75.85W
07/01/2017                   MADISON            NY   911 CALL CENTER 

            TREES AND WIRES DOWN 

0430 PM     HEAVY RAIN       DEERFIELD               43.12N  75.22W
07/01/2017  M3.75 INCH       ONEIDA             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            15 HOURS 

0430 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SE UNION CORNERS      43.11N 75.74W
06/30/2017                   MADISON            NY   PUBLIC           

            SEVERAL TREES AND BRANCHES BLOWN DOWN BY 
            THUNDERSTORM WINDS.

0430 PM     FLASH FLOOD      MORAVIA                 42.71N  76.42W
07/01/2017                   CAYUGA             NY   FACEBOOK        

            EVACUATIONS 

0600 PM     FLASH FLOOD      UTICA                   43.10N  75.23W
07/01/2017                   ONEIDA             NY   911 CALL CENTER 

            WATER RESCUES BROOKLINE DRIVE 

0600 PM     HEAVY RAIN       CLINTON                 43.05N  75.38W
07/01/2017  M2.20 INCH       ONEIDA             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            7 HOURS 

0800 PM     HAIL             CHENANGO BRIDGE         42.17N  75.87W
07/01/2017  M1.25 INCH       BROOME             NY   PUBLIC          

            HAIL LASTED 15 MINUTES. LARGEST WAS HALF DOLLAR. 

 

 

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.