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Event Summary

  • The environment associated with this event was rather typical of a warm season, high-wind producing squall line.
  • Key environmental factors included strong low-level winds, and large CAPE.
  • Rotational velocities observed on the KBGM radar were near the low-end of what has historically been observed with tornadoes in this area.
  • Rotation associated with the Steuben county storm appeared to develop at low and mid-levels simultaneously.
  • Spectrum width values greater than 20 kts were associate d with the two primary tornadoes over the central, southern tier of New York.


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