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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
331 PM EST MON NOV 15 2021

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/13/2021 TORNADO EVENT...

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN REMSENBURG TO WESTHAMPTON, NY...

OVERVIEW...A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM IN 
COORDINATION WITH SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES 
CONFIRMED AN EF0 TORNADO IN REMSENBURG NY TO WESTHAMPTON NY AREA. A 
NARROW TORNADO OF 35 YD WIDTH LIKELY TOUCHED DOWN AT THE CORNER OF 
RING NECK RD AND SOUTH COUNTRY ROAD AND THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST 
ACROSS RIVERVIEW AND CRESTVIEW DRIVE, THEN CONTINUING NORTHEAST OVER 
BRUSHY NECK LANE AND JAGGER LANE COURT, UP TO THE BEND IN MONTAUK 
HIGHWAY NEAR EAST RIDGE COURT. SEVERAL LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE 
UPROOTED AND LAYING IN NORTHEAST DIRECTION ALONG THIS PATH, SNAPPED 
AT THE TRUNK OR HAD LARGE BRANCHES SHEARED, WITH COLLATERAL POWER 
LINE AND POWER POLE DAMAGE. SEVERAL SMALLER SHRUBS AND YOUNG TREES 
WERE ALSO FLATTENED TO THE GROUND. IN ADDITION, MINOR ROOF AND 
SIDING DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED FOR SEVERAL HOUSE ALONG THIS PATH. 
THEREAFTER THE TORNADO LIKELY SKIPPED ALONG CONTINUING NORTHEAST 
ACROSS THE CEMETERY AT STATION ROAD TO THE UNION OF HAZELWOOD AND 
RODGERS AVENUE AND SOUTH PERIMETER ROAD, WITH THE ABOVE DESCRIBES 
DAMAGE BEING MORE INTERMITTENT.

THE MOST EXTENSIVE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED AT THE END OF THE 
VISIBLE TORNADIC PATH AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS SALT BARN ON 
SOUTH PERIMETER ROAD ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF WESTHAMPTON GABRESKI 
AIRPORT. THE NORTH FACING REINFORCED CINDER WALL OF THE SALT BARN 
WAS BLOWN OUT. INDICATIONS ARE THE ROOF MAY HAVE BRIEFLY LIFTED AS 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WITH THE TORNADIC CIRCULATION BLASTED INTO 
THE SOUTH FACING OPENING, CULMINATING IN THE NORTH WALL BEING 
BLOWNOUT. 

BASED ON RADAR VELOCITY SIGNATURES AND DAMAGE ORIENTATION IN 
RELATION TO THE GENERAL NORTHEAST MOTION OF THE PARENT STORM, THE 
DAMAGE SURVEY ABOVE IS DETERMINED TO BE EF0 TORNADIC DAMAGE WITH 
WINDS OF 70 TO 85 MPH.

THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO THANK SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE AND 
EMERGENCY SERVICES AND NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOMELAND 
SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES LONG ISLAND SECTOR, IN ASSISTING 
IN THE SURVEY AND HELPING FORMULATE THIS PRELIMINARY DAMAGE 
ASSESSMENT.

START LOCATION...REMSENBURG, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY 
END LOCATION...WESTHAMPTON, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY 
DATE...NOVEMBER 13, 2021 
ESTIMATED TIME...3:53 PM TO 4:00 PM 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...35 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...3.5 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.808641, -72.694852 
ENDING LAT/LON...40.832296, -72.633292
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

&&

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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