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EF1 Tornado Confirmed near McDonough in Chenango County New York

  • Location: McDonough in Chenango County New York
  • Date: April 28, 2011
  • Estimated time: 4:00 AM EDT
  • Maximum ef-scale rating: EF1
  • Estimated maximum wind speed: 100 mph
  • Maximum path width: 150 yards
  • Path length: 3.5 miles
  • Beginning lat/lon: 42.435532 / -75.733283
  • Ending lat/lon: 42.469638n / -75.685376
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Injuries: 0

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

A tornado touched down in the early morning hours of April 28 about 4.5 miles south-southeast of McDonough and moved northeast cutting a path through heavy woods. The tornado passed just south of Lake Ludlow where a couple homes where damaged by the storm. The tornado path appeared to be its strongest and widest just south of the lake through the wooded area. It continued to the northeast where the path narrowed again and weakened. The tornado lifted a little less than 2 miles south of east McDonough.

A significant swath of trees were also blown down southwest of the tornado track on Waldron Road. These trees were all pointing to the southeast in a slightly divergent pattern and were associated with a significant downburst of wind.

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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