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Severe Storms July 26, 2012

Tornado Confirmed in the Town of Kirkwood in Broome County New York

  • Location: Town of Kirkwood in Broome County New York
  • Date: July 26 2012
  • Estimated Time: 4:52 PM EDT
  • Maximum Ef-Scale Rating: EF-1
  • Estimated Maximum Wind Speed: 85-95 MPH
  • Maximum Path Width: 66 Yards
  • Path Length: 0.10 Miles
  • Beginning Lat/Lon: 42.03n / 75.76w
  • Ending Lat/Lon: 42.03n / 75.76w
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Injuries: 0


The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY has confirmed a tornado in the town of Kirkwood in Broome County New York on July, 26 2012.

After a nearly continuous path of straight-line wind damage across southwestern and south-central Broome County, a National Weather Service storm survey team has confirmed a tornado touchdown just east of Interstate 81 in the town of Kirkwood. The tornado path began on Burts Road approximately 0.62 miles north-northwest of the Burts/Gorman Road intersection. At this location, multiple hard and softwood trees were snapped or uprooted. Many fallen trees were oriented in a convergent pattern which is consistent with tornadic damage. The tornado path continued in a south-southeast manner before lifting approximately 0.10 miles southeast of the initial touchdown location along Burts Road.


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

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.

The image below is the approximate path of the tornado.

approximate path of the tornado

The image below is the approximate path and width of the straight line winds.

approximate path of the straight line winds

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