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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
538 PM EDT THU OCT 8 2020

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7, 2020 THUNDERSTORM 
WIND EVENT...

* WIND DAMAGE EVENT ALONG CROLL ROAD EAST OF TOMHANNOCK RESERVOIR, NY...

LOCATION...PITTSTOWN IN RENSSELAER COUNTY IN NEW YORK
DATE...10/07/2020
ESTIMATED TIME...3:54 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...130 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.35 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.8580/-73.5292
ENDING LAT/LON...42.8600/-73.5218
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
A MICROBURST ALONG CROLL ROAD, EAST OF TOMHANNOCK RESERVOIR IN PITTSTOWN,
PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ON OCT 7, 2020. THE MICROBURST MOVED 
IN A GENERAL WEST SOUTHWEST TO EAST NORTHEAST DIRECTION. MOST OF 
THE DAMAGE WAS TO TREES. DAMAGE INCLUDED NUMEROUS SOFTWOOD TREES 
SHEARED OFF, A FEW HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES UPROOTED AND SOME 
MINOR DIRECT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOMES INCLUDING SHINGLES BUCKLED
UP FROM ONE HOME AND FLASHING PEELED AWAY FROM ANOTHER HOME. 

* WIND DAMAGE EVENT ALONG ROUTE 7 JOHNSONVILLE, NY...

LOCATION...JOHNSONVILLE IN RENSSELAER COUNTY IN NEW YORK
DATE...10/07/2020
ESTIMATED TIME...3:56 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.86 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.8454/-73.468971
ENDING LAT/LON...42.8463/-73.4527
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
A MICROBURST ALONG NEW YORK ROUTE 7, EAST OF PITTSTOWN, PRODUCED 
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ON OCT 7, 2020. THE MICROBURST MOVED IN A 
GENERAL WEST SOUTHWEST TO EAST NORTHEAST DIRECTION. DAMAGE 
INCLUDED STEEL GIRDERS HOLDING UP A LARGE BILLBOARD BENT TO THE 
POINT THAT THE BILLBOARD WAS ALMOST HORIZONTAL WITH THE GROUND, 
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO A SAW MILL, NUMEROUS POWER POLES LEANING, AND 
NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED. DIRECT DAMAGE TO ONE LARGE SHED WAS ALSO 
NOTED. THERE WERE ALSO A FEW SNAPPED TREES AND SEVERAL LARGE 
BRANCHES BROKEN OFF OF TREES ALONG THE PATH.

NUMEROUS OTHER SMALL AREAS OF TREE DAMAGE WERE NOTED IN THE 
VICINITY OF THE ABOVE TWO SURVEYS, WITH LARGER AND MORE 
SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF TREE DAMAGE ON THE EASTERN SHORE OF 
TOMHANNOCK RESERVOIR. WESTERLY WINDS, MOVING ACROSS THE 
RESERVOIR, ACCELERATED AND UPROOTED AND SNAPPED OFF HARDWOOD 
TREES ALONG THE EASTERN SHORE OF THE RESERVOIR ALONG RESERVOIR 
LAKE ROAD BETWEEN NEW YORK ROUTE 7 AND MELROSE-VALLEY FALLS ROAD.

* 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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