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EF2 Tornado Confirmed near Pharsalia in Chenango County New York

  • Location: Pharsalia in chenango county new york
  • Date: April 28 2011
  • Estimated time: 300 AM EDT - 310 AM EDT
  • Maximum ef-scale rating: EF2
  • Estimated maximum wind speed: 115 MPH
  • Maximum path width: 400 yards
  • Path length: 8 miles
  • Beginning lat/lon: 42.551 N / 75.773 W
  • Ending lat/lon: 42.623 N / 75.666 W
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Injuries: 0
Summary

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

The tornado touched down on county Route 7 in Pharsalia and produced EF1 damage to a few barns and some trees. The tornado traveled northeast approximately 8 miles before dissipating on Pigeon Hill Road in Pharsalia. Intensity for most of the path was estimated at EF1, however EF2 intensity was estimated along North Road and Center Road in Pharsalia. In those areas hundreds of large trees were snapped and uprooted leveling a dense forest. Over the hill a house trailer was lifted and demolished, a 2 story barn was demolished, a small pond had its water sucked out, and a jeep was moved several feet and hit with debris. Outbuildings were destroyed.

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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