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Tornado Confirmed near Columbus in Chenango County New York

  • Location: Columbus in Chenango County New York
  • Date: April 28, 2011
  • Estimated time: 4:30 AM EDT
  • Maximum ef-scale rating: EF1
  • Estimated maximum wind speed: 95 MPH
  • Maximum path width: 100
  • Yards path length: 3.5 miles
  • Beginning lat/lon: 42.707222 / -75.397973
  • Ending lat/lon: 42.738286 / -75.344347
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Injuries: 0

The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY has confirmed a tornado near Columbus in Chenango County New York on April 28, 2011.

Tornado path began about 3 miles to the northwest of Columbus, NY off Barnard Road. Damage was primarily to trees which were uprooted and snapped. Tornado was moving to the northeast. The upper story of a two story horse barn was torn off. This was the only structure identified that was damaged by the tornado. Debris and trees were blown to the left of the path. The remaining damage was to trees along the 3.5 mile path. The tornado weakened to EF0 after the first mile then strengthened back briefly to EF1 after crossing kelly road. The tornado then weakened again to EF0 and lifted after crossing pope hill road before reaching the Madison County line.

The National Weather Service would like to extend our appreciation to local officials, local media and especially eyewitness accounts for help during this survey.

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in National Weather Service Storm Data.

For reference, the Enhanced Fujita Scale classification can be found here.



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Roof off of two story barn near Columbus, NY.
Roof off of two story barn near Columbus, NY.
Roof debris from barn.

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