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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
934 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2020

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/27/2020 TORNADO EVENT...

...EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN MONTGOMERY, NY...

START LOCATION...ORANGE COUNTY AIRPORT, ORANGE COUNTY, NY
END LOCATION...OLD NEALYTOWN ROAD, ORANGE COUNTY, NY
DATE...AUGUST 27, 2020
ESTIMATED TIME...6:15 PM TO 6:20 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...600 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.525581/-74.26033
INTERMEDIATE LAT/LON...41.518964/-74.248640
ENDING LAT/LON...41.511234/-74.215244
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMED AN EF1 
TORNADO IN MONTGOMERY, ORANGE COUNTY, NY. THE TORNADO LIKELY 
TOUCHED DOWN ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE ORANGE COUNTY AIRPORT 
NEAR THE WALLKILL RIVER. STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ON THE SOUTHERN FLANK
OF THE TORNADO LIKELY CAUSED TREE DAMAGE AT THE INTERSECTION OF 
ROUTE 211 AND CANNING ROAD AS WELL AS MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE 
NOTED TO TWO BUILDINGS ON THE AIRPORT. A TEMPORARY METEOROLOGICAL 
STATION, INSTALLED ON THE AIRFIELD TO SUPPORT THIS WEEKEND'S 
AIRSHOW, MEASURED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 69 MPH WITH A PEAK GUST OF 82
MPH BEFORE THE COMMUNICATIONS WENT OUT. 

THE TORNADO MOVED EAST FROM NEAR THE RIVER INTO THE VILLAGE OF 
MONTGOMERY, WHERE DAMAGE WAS EXTENSIVE ALONG WEAVER STREET, AS 
WELL AS CHANDLER LANE. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED EASTWARD ACROSS 
BEAVER DAM ROAD TO OLD NEALYTOWN ROAD WHERE IT ENDED. THE BULK OF 
THE DAMAGE CONSISTED OF LARGE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED TREES. 

THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO THANK EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, LAW 
ENFORCEMENT, BROADCAST MEDIA, SPOTTERS WHO SHARED VIDEO AND 
PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE, AND REPORTS FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THROUGH
SOCIAL MEDIA, IN ASSISTING IN THE SURVEY AND FORMULATING THIS 
PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.

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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