The radar-indicated rotation associated with 2 tornadoes on August 12 was below what is normally associated with tornadoes in our area.
Main factor with the Steuben County storm was range. Rotational parameters such as Vr shear of limited value at such long distances.
Interactions between the Steuben County supercell and boundaries associated with nearby storms likely contributed to tornadogenesis in the Steuben County storm.
The Bradford county storm was likely a shallow "land-spout" and was basically undetectable using current technology.
The rotation associated with the bow echo over Sullivan county was strong enough to warrant a tornado warning.
RUC analysis indicated that the low-level environment was more favorable for tornadoes over Steuben County than over Sullivan County.