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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
332 PM EST TUE NOV 15 2011

...MULTIPLE TORNADOES CONFIRMED ON NOV 14 2011...

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR FREDONIA IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...FREDONIA IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...NOV 14 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...454-505 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105-115 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...125 YDS
PATH LENGTH...4.6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.4463N/79.4279W
ENDING LAT/LON...42.4429N/79.3391W
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO NY HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO
NEAR FREDONIA IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY NEW YORK ON NOV 14 2011.

THE TORNADO FORMED OVER LAKE ERIE AND MOVED ONSHORE ON BEACH PLACE
IN FREDONIA. THERE IT RIPPED SHINGLES OFF TWO HOMES. ONE TREE FELL
ON A HOME. THE SCREEN FROM THE VAN BUREN DRIVE IN WAS BLOWN OVER.
SEVERAL PINE TREES WERE TOPPED ALONG VAN BUREN DRIVE. ALSO ON VAN
BUREN DRIVE A BARN WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. AS THE TORNADO MOVED
EAST ACROSS FAREL ROAD EIGHT POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED. ADDITIONAL
TREES WERE TOPPED AS THE TORNADO MOVED TOWARD THE VILLAGE OF
FREDONIA. A GARAGE WAS DESTROYED NEAR THE CORNER OF UNIVERSITY
PARK AND RISLEY STREET. A FEW MORE TREES WERE TOPPED NEAR CENTER
STREET BEFORE THE FINAL LIFTOFF.

ALTHOUGH THE PATH LENGTH WAS OVER FOUR MILES, THE TORNADO WAS NOT
ON THE GROUND THE ENTIRE TIME.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/BUF.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

&&

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR WESTFIELD IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...WESTFIELD IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...NOV 14 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...505-515 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105-115 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...120 YDS
PATH LENGTH...3.0 MILES BEGINNING
LAT/LON... 42.3024N/79.5929W
ENDING LAT/LON... 42.3095N/79.5366W
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO NY HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO
NEAR WESTFIELD IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY NEW YORK ON NOV 14 2011.

A TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN ON MUNSON STREET IN WESTFIELD
WHERE A ONE-FOOT DIAMETER TREE WAS TOPPED ABOUT EIGHT FEET OFF THE
GROUND. THE TORNADO MOVED WEST ACROSS COUNTY TOURING ROUTE 21. ON
THE WEST SIDE OF THE STREET HALF OF A POLE BARN WAS DESTROYED. A
MAN INSIDE THE BARN AT THE TIME WAS NOT INJURED. ACROSS THE STREET
A THREE STORY BARN WAS DESTROYED. SEVERAL VEHICLES AND BOATS
STORED IN THE BARN WERE DAMAGED. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED SOUTH
GALE STREET. THREE OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. TWO PEOPLE RODE
OUT THE STORM IN A NEARBY VAN AND WERE NOT INJURED. FURTHER ALONG
A BARN WAS DESTROYED ON MARTIN WRIGHT ROAD. SEVERAL LARGE
HARDWOODS WERE SNAPPED AND TWISTED. ALSO ON MARTIN WRIGHT ROAD A
HOME WAS DESTROYED. THE ATTACHED GARAGE AND BACK WALL WERE RIPPED
OFF. AFTER THE FRONT WINDOW WAS BROKEN ON THE HOME THE OPPOSITE
WALL WAS BLOWN OUT. TWO PEOPLE WERE IN THE HOME AT THE TIME
HOWEVER THEY WERE NOT INJURED. THE HOME HAS BEEN DEEMED UNINHABITABLE.
A FEW MORE TREES WERE TOPPED JUST WEST OF THE HOME BEFORE THE
TORNADO LIFTED.

ALTHOUGH THE PATH LENGTH WAS THREE MILES, THE TORNADO WAS NOT ON
THE GROUND THE ENTIRE TIME.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/BUF.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

$$

LEVAN/FISHER