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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
627 PM EST TUE NOV 16 2021

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

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN NORTH BELLPORT, NY...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM IN COORDINATION WITH
SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES CONFIRMED AN 
EF0 TORNADO IN NORTH BELLPORT NY. A NARROW TORNADO LIKELY TOUCHED 
IN A FOREST OF PINE TREES TO THE SOUTH OF SUNRISE HIGHWAY, BETWEEN
BELLPORT AVENUE AND MARTHA AVENUE BALLPARK LEAVING A 35 YARD 
NORTHWARD TRACKING PATH OF SHEARED TREE LIMBS AND SNAPPED TREE 
TRUNKS TOWARDS SUNRISE HIGHWAY.

THEREAFTER THE TORNADO LIKELY TRACKED NORTHEAST ACROSS SUNRISE 
HIGHWAY HEADING TOWARDS THE BROOKHAVEN LANDFILL. IN THIS PROCESS 
IT FLATTENED THE SUNRISE HIGHWAY EXIT 56 SIGN, ON THE WESTBOUND 
SIDE OF SUNRISE HIGHWAY JUST TO THE EAST OF THE STATION ROAD OFF 
RAMP. THIS APPROXIMATE LOCATION CORRESPONDS TO A PUBLIC VIDEO 
SHOWING A CONDENSATION FUNNEL AND CONSIDERABLE TREE DEBRIS MOVING 
NORTHEAST ACROSS SUNRISE HIGHWAY.

THE TORNADO LIKELY TRACKED OR SKIPPED NORTHEAST ACROSS THE 
LANDFILL, BEFORE CAUSING EXTENSIVE ROOF DAMAGE AND BLOWING OUT 
THE NORTH FACING GARAGE DOORS OF THE BROOKHAVEN RECYCLING CENTER. 
THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE RECYCLING CENTER IS ALWAYS WIDE OPEN, LIKELY
ALLOWING FOR SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND THE TORNADIC 
CIRCULATION TO ENTER THE BUILDING AND CAUSE THE EXTENSIVE ROOF AND
GARAGE DAMAGE. THIS RECYCLING CENTER IS LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST 
SIDE OF THE LANDFILL, WHICH WAS THE END OF THE VISIBLE TORNADIC 
PATH. 

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...NORTH BELLPORT, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY 
END LOCATION...NORTH BELLPORT, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY 
DATE...NOVEMBER 13, 2021 
ESTIMATED TIME...3:40 PM TO 3:42 PM 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...35 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...1.3 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.786765, -72.942258 
ENDING LAT/LON...40.798871, -72.923799
* 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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