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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
636 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/29/2018 TORNADO EVENT...

.STONINGTON/NORTH STONINGTON CONNECTICUT TORNADO...

START LOCATION...STONINGTON IN NEW LONDON COUNTY CONNECTICUT
END LOCATION...NORTH STONINGTON IN NEW LONDON COUNTY CONNECTICUT
DATE...10/29/2018
ESTIMATED TIME...7:56 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65-85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.3 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.410/-71.869
ENDING LAT/LON...41.441/-71.849
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
THE EFO TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON NORTH ANGUILLA ROAD ABOUT THREE 
TENTHS OF A MILE SOUTH OF MINER PENTWAY. THERE WERE 8 TO 10 UPROOTED
OAK TREES AND MANY BROKEN BRANCHES. THE TORNADO BRIEFLY LIFTED BEFORE
TOUCHING DOWN AGAIN AT NORTH ANGUILLA ROAD AT MINER PENTWAY. MULTIPLE
LARGE OAK TREES WERE UPROOTED AND DOWNED IN A CONVERGENT PATTERN. THE
TORNADO BRIEFLY LIFTED AGAIN AND THEN TOUCHED DOWN ALONG ROUTE 184
BETWEEN ROUTE 2 AND ROUTE 49. MANY TREES WERE UPROOTED AND BRANCHES 
WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO LIFTED BRIEFLY ONE MORE TIME BEFORE TOUCHING
DOWN ON ROUTE 49 NEAR BABCOCK ROAD WHERE TREES WERE DOWNED ON BOTH
SIDES OF THE ROAD. 

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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