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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY
705 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2009

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR KIRKWOOD IN BROOME COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...KIRKWOOD IN BROOME COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...8/2/2009
ESTIMATED TIME...1:35 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH... 50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...175 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.036389/-75.76875
ENDING LAT/LON...42.037556/-75.768278
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* 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 BINGHAMTON, NY HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR KIRKWOOD IN BROOME COUNTY NEW YORK ON 8/2/2009.

THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN AT THE BOTTOM A HILL BEHIND A
STRAND OF TREES...IN WHICH THREE WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED WITH LARGE
LIMBS (2 TO 5 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND AVERAGING AROUND 15 FEET
LONG). TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST FOR ABOUT 175 YARDS AND THEN
LIFTED.

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

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.

$$

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY
342 PM EDT MON AUG 3 2009

...MACROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
WEST WINDSOR IN BROOME COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...WEST WINDSOR IN BROOME COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...08/02/2009
ESTIMATED TIME...1:25 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...170 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.114194/-75.773694
ENDING LAT/LON...42.138306/-75.734778
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* 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 BINGHAMTON, NY HAS CONFIRMED A
STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR WEST WINDSOR IN BROOME COUNTY NEW
YORK ON 08/02/2009.

THE THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCED THE STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE BEGAN
NEAR WEST WINDSOR AROUND MARKIE LANE THEN MOVED IN A NORTHEAST
DIRECTION FOR 2.6 MILES WITH THE HEAVIEST DAMAGE AT A RESIDENCE ON
RILEY ROAD...WHERE DAMAGE TO THE RESIDENCE WAS CAUSED BY LARGE
TREE LIMBS THAT FELL ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF THE HOME. THE
MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED WAS THAT OF NUMEROUS HARDWOOD
TREES WITH EITHER EXTENSIVE LIMB DAMAGE (ONE LIMB WAS MEASURED AT
40 FEET IN LENGTH AND 1 FOOT IN DIAMETER), A FEW WERE UPROOTED,
AS WELL A SOME BEING SNAPPED OFF.

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

FOR REFERENCE...
A MACROBURST IS A CONVECTIVE DOWNDRAFT WITH AN AFFECTED OUTFLOW AREA
OF AT LEAST 2 1/2 MILES WIDE AND PEAK WINDS LASTING BETWEEN 5 AND
20 MINUTES. INTENSE MACROBURSTS MAY CAUSE TORNADO-FORCE DAMAGE OF
UP TO EF3 INTENSITY. STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE GENERALLY ANY WIND THAT
IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ROTATION...USED MAINLY TO DIFFERENTIATE THEM
FROM TORNADIC WINDS.

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