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National Weather Service Binghamton WSR-88D - Storm Relative Mean Velocity

This is a series of 0.5 degrees Storm Relative Mean Velocity images from the National Weather Service Radar in Binghamton, New York. The loop shows a severe thunderstorm with rotation moving across parts of eastern Broome County into the west part of Delaware County. The strongest rotation occurs from just east of East Windsor to just west of Cannonsville. This where the tornado occurred.

An F1 tornado with maximum winds between 73 and 112 mph touched down near Sanford New York in eastern Broome County at 5:30 PM EDT. The tornado tracked east and lifted about 3 miles northeast of Deposit Map showing the tornado path. Click for a larger image. in Delaware County by 5:40 PM EDT. Click on the map to see the tornado path. The tornado had a 6 mile long path length and was about 100 yards wide. The tornado uprooted and snapped many trees along its path. The tornado demolished a trailer, damaged siding on a house and destroyed a barn. In addition to the damage associated with the tornado, there was a 5 mile wide swath of hail damage associated with this storm in and around Sanford and to the north and northeast of Sanford.

A tornado warning was in effect for east central Broome County and southern Delaware County from 5:22 PM EDT to 6:15 PM EDT.

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Updated May 27, 2004.