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Straight Line Wind Damage Confirmed near Danby in Tompkins County New York

  • Location: Danby in tompkins county new york
  • Date: April 28 2011
  • Estimated time: 145 AM EDT
  • Estimated maximum wind speed: 100 MPH
  • Maximum path width: 0.45 miles
  • Path length: 1.70 miles
  • Beginning lat/lon: 42.39 N / -76.49 W
  • Ending lat/lon: 42.41 N / -76.47 W
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Injuries: 0

The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY has confirmed straight line wind damage near Danby in Tompkins County New York on April 28 2011.

A storm that originally produced tornadic damage northwest of danby continued heading off toward the northeast and produced straight line winds to near 100 MPH. Numerous hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted on the east side of danby road. Trees fell on the roof of a house at the corner of Nelson and Danby Road with shingles blown off and flung nearly 20 yard.

The straight line winds continued with an average path width of 0.45 miles, causing excessive tree damage. A home in the Deer Run subdivision sustained significant damage as the roof was peeled up and strewn downstream approximately 30 yards. Insulation and siding was also blown off this house with minor siding damage to other houses nearby.

The storm continued to produce tree damage toward the northeast before finally ending near Coddington Road.

For reference

Straight-line winds are generally any wind that is not associated with rotation, used mainly to differentiate them from tornadic winds.

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.



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