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Severe Storms July 26, 2012

Tornado Confirmed in Elmira in Chemung County New York

  • Location: Elmira in Chemung county New York
  • Date: July 26, 2012
  • Estimated time: 4:00 PM EDT
  • Maximum EF-scale rating: EF-1
  • Estimated maximum wind speed: 100-110 MPH
  • Maximum path width: 600 yards
  • Path length: 9.7 miles
  • Beginning lat/lon: 42.10n / 76.92w
  • Ending lat/lon: 42.08n / 76.75w
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Injuries: 0


The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY has confirmed a tornado in Elmira in Chemung County New York on July 26, 2012.

A tornado touched down west of Elmira near Miracle Lane off of Route 352. It traveled through west Elmira and into downtown Elmira along Church Street. The damage path widened while in downtown Elmira between Route 14 and Route 17. Then the tornado turned towards the southeast and traveled in a path near Jerusalem Hill Road. It lifted near the intersection of Jerusalem Hill Road and Monkey Run Road.

Damage included damage to power poles, snapped and uprooted trees, and damage to multiple structures.

The image below is the approximate path of the tornado.

approximate path of the tornado

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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