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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
846 PM EDT THU MAY 30 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/28/2019 TORNADOES AND STRAIGHT- 
LINE MICROBURST WINDS IN NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA...

EF-0 TORNADO IN FALLS TOWNSHIP...

START LOCATION...FALLS TOWNSHIP IN WYOMING COUNTY, PA
END LOCATION...FALLS TOWNSHIP IN WYOMING COUNTY, PA
DATE...MAY 28, 2019
ESTIMATED TIME...6:10 PM TO 6:13 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.4849 / -75.8712
ENDING LAT/LON...41.4744 / -75.8440
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...1

...SUMMARY...
A CONVERGENT PATTERN CONSISTENT WITH A TORNADO WAS EVIDENT IN A
TALL GRASS FIELD WHERE THE TORNADO FIRST APPEARED TO TOUCH DOWN 
NEAR PINE HILL ROAD IN FALLS TOWNSHIP. SEVERAL SMALL HARDWOOD 
TREES WERE SNAPPED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE TORNADO 
CONTINUED TO TRACK SOUTHEAST, SNAPPING A UTILITY POLE ON POST HILL
ROAD AND UPROOTING DOZENS OF HARDWOOD TREES ON WINDY HILL LANE. 
ADDITIONAL INTERMITTENT TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED IN A NARROW PATH 
THAT ENDED NEAR BUTTERMILK ROAD (LIKELY WHERE THE TORNADO 
LIFTED). A RESIDENT ON BUTTERMILK ROAD WHO WAS OUTSIDE THEIR 
HOUSE AT THE TIME THE TORNADO PASSED THROUGH SUSTAINED A MINOR 
INJURY WHEN HIT BY DEBRIS.

THE DAMAGE WHEN THE TORNADO WAS AT PEAK INTENSITY WAS CONSISTENT 
WITH AN EF-0 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 80 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE 
WYOMING COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS 
STORM SURVEY.


EF-1 TORNADO IN SHESHEQUIN TOWNSHIP AND ROME TOWNSHIP...

START LOCATION...SHESHEQUIN TOWNSHIP IN BRADFORD COUNTY, PA
END LOCATION...ROME TOWNSHIP IN BRADFORD COUNTY, PA
DATE...MAY 28, 2019
ESTIMATED TIME...4:50 PM TO 4:57 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.2 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.8669 / -76.4306
ENDING LAT/LON...41.8414 / -76.3787


EF-1 TORNADO IN NEWTON TOWNSHIP...

START LOCATION...NEWTON TOWNSHIP IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PA
END LOCATION...NEWTON TOWNSHIP IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PA
DATE...MAY 28, 2019
ESTIMATED TIME...6:18 PM TO 6:21 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...125 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.78 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.4606 / -75.7898
ENDING LAT/LON...41.4537 / -75.7776


MICROBURST IN ROME TOWNSHIP ALONG DRY RUN ROAD...

LOCATION...ROME TOWNSHIP IN BRADFORD COUNTY, PA
DATE...MAY 28, 2019
ESTIMATED TIME...4:57 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85-90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300-400 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.8385 / -76.3794
ENDING LAT/LON...41.8253 / -76.3564


MICROBURST IN MADISON TOWNSHIP...

LOCATION...MADISON TOWNSHIP IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PA
DATE...MAY 28, 2019
ESTIMATED TIME...6:49 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.3326 / -75.4606
ENDING LAT/LON...41.3280 / -75.4517


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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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JRK

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