Severe Storms of June 5, 2002

 

 The second major outbreak of severe weather in the past week struck eastern New York and western New England Wednesday evening June 5th.  Damage was most widespread in Saratoga County near Round Lake and Maltaville with southern Vermont hard hit.  The city of Amsterdam was also hit hard.  In addition to wind damage there were reports of large hail and very heavy rainfall (up to 3 inches).

 National Weather Service meteorologists will investigated a number of damage sites. the damage in Saratoga Counties was not tornadic while 2 tornadoes were identified in southern Vermont.

 

Tornadoes in Southern Vermont

Report on Saratoga County Storms.

Preliminary local storm report  (sent Wednesday evening).

 

Damages Photos (click to enlarge)

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Damage from 6-5-02 storms

 

 


...TWO TORNADOES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN SOUTHERN VERMONT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE'S STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED TWO DISTINCT 
TORNADO TOUCHDOWNS...ONE IN BENNINGTON AND ONE IN WINDHAM COUNTY. 

AN F1 RANKED TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 1 MILE NORTH OF WOODFORD HOLLOW IN 
BENNINGTON COUNTY AROUND 900 PM EDT ON WEDNESDAY. WINDS WERE 
ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 80 AND 100 MPH. THE TORNADO CUT A SWATH 
150 YARDS WIDE AND THE LENGTH WAS 1/2 OF A MILE. THIS TORNADO 
PRODUCE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE INCLUDING KNOCKING AND RIPPING OUT MANY 
TREES AS LARGE AS A FOOT IN DIAMETER. TWO HOUSES HAD TREES FALL ON 
THEM. THREE AUTOMOBILES ALSO HAD TREES FALL DOWN ON THEM.   


A STRONGER F2 TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED IN WINDHAM COUNTY. THE TOUCHDOWN 
TOOK PLACE ON HAYNES ROAD, OFF HIGLEY HILL ROAD, 4 MILES NORTHEAST 
FROM THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON, AND TOOK PLACE AROUND 940 PM ON 
WEDNESDAY. THE SPECIFIC LOCATION WAS RECORDED BY A GPS UNIT AT 42 
DEGREES 53.834 MINUTES NORTH LATITUDE AND 72 DEGREES 48.971 MINUTES  
LONGITUDE. THE SWATH OF THIS TORNADO WAS 50 YARDS WIDE AND 1/2  MILE 
IN LENGTH.  A HOUSE WAS PARTIALLY DESTROYED AT THIS LOCATION, AS A 
PORTION OF IT WAS REMOVED. THE GARAGE OF THE HOUSE WAS BLOWN OFF THE 
FOUNDATION, AND ONE DOOR WAS REMOVED, NEARLY KILLING THE OWNER. 
LUCKILY THE OWNER ESCAPED WITHOUT ANY INJURIES. IN THE 
HOME...ANTIQUES IN THE ATTIC WERE SPREAD OUT FOR MILES DOWNWIND AND 
A PROPANE TANK WAS MISSING...PRESUMED BLOWN DOWNSTREAM. THE WINDS 
WITH THIS TORNADO WERE ESTIMATED BETWEEN 125 AND 150 MPH.
        
 
 

...THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT A TORNADO OCCURRED LAST NIGHT ACROSS 
SARATOGA, NORTHERN RENSSELAER OR SOUTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTIES...
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
340 PM EDT FRI JUN 6 2002

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT ALBANY SENT OUT A STORM SURVEY TEAM 
TO INVESTIGATE STORM DAMAGE FROM WEDNESDAY JUNE 5, 2002.

THE TEAM FOUND A PATH OF SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WHICH BEGAN NEAR 
MALTAVILLE IN SARATOGA COUNTY, AND CONTINUED INTO THE STILLWATER 
AREA.   THE DAMAGE WAS IN A FAN LIKE PATTERN UP TO A HALF MILE WIDE, 
WHICH IS INDICATIVE OF STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CAUSED BY A 
THUNDERSTORM DOWNBURST.

SCATTERED DAMAGE FROM THE STORM CONTINUED EASTWARD INTO RENSSELAER 
AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES WITHIN ABOUT ONE MILE EITHER SIDE OF THE 
COUNTY LINE.  THE DAMAGE IN THIS AREA WAS MUCH LESS WIDESPREAD THAN 
IN SARATOGA COUNTY, AND ALSO CAUSED BY STRAIGHT LINE THUNDERSTORM 
WINDS. 

 




PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
1121 PM EDT WED JUN 05 2002
 
TIME(EDT)  .....CITY LOCATION..... STATE  ...EVENT/REMARKS...
           ....COUNTY LOCATION....
 
0730 PM    MALTA                     NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   SARATOGA                       TREES AND WIRES DOWN 
 
0745 PM    MALTA RIDGE               NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   SARATOGA                       TREE BLOWN ON HOUSE  
 
0759 PM    CARLISLE                  NY   1 INCH HAIL            
06/05/02   SCHOHARIE                      
 
0800 PM    MALTA                     NY   .75 INCH HAIL          
06/05/02   SARATOGA                       
 
0800 PM    ROUND LAKE                NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   SARATOGA                       TREES DOWN 
 
0800 PM    SCHENECTADY               NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   SCHENECTADY                    TREES DOWN 
 
0800 PM    AMSTERDAM                 NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   MONTGOMERY                     ROOF BLOWN OFF HOUSE. 
 
0810 PM    ROUND LAKE                NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   SARATOGA                       TREES DOWN 
 
0810 PM    ROUND LAKE                NY   Possible TORNADO                
06/05/02   SARATOGA                       POSSIBLE TORNADO ROUND 
                                          LAKE TO STILLWATER BETWEEN 
                                          810 AND 815 PM.  WILL BE 
                                          INVESTIGATED THURSDAY BY 
                                          NWS.
 
0815 PM    COLONIE                   NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   ALBANY                         TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN 
 
0815 PM    CAMBRIDGE                 NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   WASHINGTON                     TREES DOWN 
 
0815 PM    STILLWATER                NY   .75 INCH HAIL          
06/05/02   SARATOGA                       
 
0830 PM    CHARLOTTEVILLE            NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   SCHOHARIE                      TRESS AND POWER LINES DOWN 
 
0835 PM    VOORHEESVILLE             NY   1 INCH HAIL            
06/05/02   ALBANY                         
 
0845 PM    EASTON                    NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   WASHINGTON                     WIRES DOWN 
 
0845 PM    COBLESKILL                NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   SCHOHARIE                      TREES DOWN 
 
0904 PM    HOOSICK                   NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   RENSSELAER                     TREES DOWN - ALSO NORTH 
                                          HOOSICK 
 
0910 PM    NORTH BENNINGTON          VT   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   BENNINGTON                     TREES DOWN 
 
0920 PM    NORTH ADAMS               MA   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   BERKSHIRE                      TREES DOWN 
 
0920 PM    ALTAMONT                  NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   ALBANY                         TREES DOWN 
 
0930 PM    POWNAL                    VT   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   BENNINGTON                     TREES DOWN 
 
0940 PM    STOCKPORT                 NY   2 INCH HAIL            
06/05/02   COLUMBIA                       
 
1000 PM    KINDERHOOK                NY   WIND DAMAGE            
06/05/02   COLUMBIA                       TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN 
                                          - ALSO IN STOCKPORT