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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY
732 PM EDT SAT APR 20 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED FROM 4 SSE BAINBRIDGE IN CHENANGO COUNTY TO 3
S SIDNEY IN DELAWARE COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...FROM 4 SSE BAINBRIDGE IN CHENANGO COUNTY TO 3 S SIDNEY
IN DELAWARE COUNTY NEW YORK 
DATE...APRIL 19 2013 
ESTIMATED TIME...753 PM TO 758 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...110 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200
YARDS PATH LENGTH...3.2 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.25N / 75.45W
ENDING LAT/LON...42.27N / 75.39W
* 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 THAT
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 4 MILES SSE OF BAINBRIDGE IN CHENANGO
COUNTY...TRACKED NORTHEAST ABOUT 3.2 MILES...AND THEN ENDED ABOUT 3
MILES SOUTH OF SIDNEY IN DELAWARE COUNTY NEW YORK FROM 753 PM EDT
TO 758 PM EDT ON APRIL 19 2013.

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 ITS PATH...THE TORNADO INTENSIFIED TO A HIGH
END EF1 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.

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

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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