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EF1 Tornado Confirmed near Danby in Tompkins County New York

  • Location: Danby in Tompkins County New York
  • Date: April 28 2011
  • Estimated time: 1:40 Am EDT
  • Maximum ef-scale rating: EF1
  • Estimated maximum wind speed: 100 MPH
  • Maximum path width: 0.15 miles
  • Path length: 2.4 miles
  • Beginning lat/lon: 42.366795 N / -76.529152 W
  • Ending lat/lon: 42.390868 N / -76.496144 W
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Injuries: 0
Summary

The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY has confirmed an EF1 tornado near Danby in Tompkins County New York on April 28 2011.

The tornado touched down near a home just off of hilltop road northwest of danby. The house`s roof was peeled off and some walls were colapsed. The tornado crossed jeresy hill road and into a forested area. Numerous pine trees were uprooted and snapped in this forest. The tornado tracked from southwest to northeast, snapping numerous pines as it crossed comfort road. A metal outbuilding was completely collapsed and a barn across the street received roof damage with debris lofted into the trees.

The tornado continued off to the northeast toward the intersection of beardsley lane and danby road. One home sustained damage when a tree collapsed onto the roof and a window was blown out. Surrounding homes saw numerous trees snapped or uprooted. A small branch was propelled and impaled into a car windshield.

A homeowner at the intersection of beardsley lane and danby road had a working anemometer at the time of the tornado. At 1:44 AM EDT, a wind gust to 90.3 mph was recorded. No additional tornado damage was noted as the storm headed off to the northeast.

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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