EF0 Tornado confirmed Friday 8-10-12 in Suffolk Co, LI (GREAT RIVER NORTH TO RONKONKOMA)

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY

549 PM EDT FRI AUG 10 2012

…TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR GREAT RIVER NORTH TO RONKONKOMA IN SUFFOLK

COUNTY NEW YORK…

LOCATION…GREAT RIVER NORTH TO RONKONKOMA IN SUFFOLK COUNTY NEW

YORK

DATE…AUGUST 10, 2012

ESTIMATED TIME…2:06 PM EDT

MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING…EF0

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED…85 MPH

MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH…150 YARDS

YARDS PATH LENGTH…4.5 MILES

BEGINNING LAT/LON…40.72 / 73.16W

ENDING LAT/LON…40.80 / 73.12W

* FATALITIES…UNKNOWN

* INJURIES…UNKNOWN

* 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 NEW YORK NY HAS CONFIRMED AN EF0 TORNADO

NEAR GREAT RIVER NORTH TO RONKONKOMA IN SUFFOLK COUNTY NEW YORK ON

AUGUST 10, 2012.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY IN SOUTH CENTRAL

SUFFOLK COUNTY NEW YORK. BASED ON THIS SURVEY…THE TORNADO

TOUCHED DOWN ON WIDGEON COURT IN GREAT RIVER AND TRACKED NORTH

WHEN IT LIFTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF OCEAN AVENUE AND GARY WAY

ROAD IN RONKONKOMA.

THE TRACK WAS ACROSS CONNEQUOT RIVER STATE PARK…BOHEMIA COUNTY

PARK AND BOHEMIA. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED

BETWEEN 8TH AVENUE AND FEUEREISEN AVENUE IN BOHEMIA AROUND 2:11 PM

EDT. TREES WERE TWISTED AND SNAPPED OFF…FALLING ONTO CARS AND

HOUSES. MULTIPLE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND THROWN ONTO POWER LINES.

SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED DUE TO FALLEN TREES IN OAKDALE AND

BOHEMIA. THERE WERE SEVERAL EYEWITNESS REPORTS OF THE TORNADO

MOVING NORTH ALONG THE CONNEQUOT RIVER AND IN BOHEMIA AS WELL.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS BOTH THE BOHEMIA FIRE DEPARTMENT

AND THE SUFFOLK COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR

SUPPORT IN CONDUCTING THIS SURVEY.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/NYC.

FOR REFERENCE…THE 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.

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