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June 24th 2010 Severe Storms
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
1144 PM EDT FRI JUN 25 2010

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY
CONNECTICUT...

LOCATION...BRIDGEPORT IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONNECTICUT
DATE...JUNE 24 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...2:30 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH....0.15 STATUTE MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.18 / 73.18W
ENDING LAT/LON...41.18 / 73.18W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...3

* 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 NEW YORK NY HAS CONFIRMED AN EF1
TORNADO IN THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONNECTICUT ON
JUNE 24 2010.

AS A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVED RAPIDLY SOUTHEAST ACROSS
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD COUNTY...IT PRODUCED WIDESPREAD HIGH WINDS THAT
DOWNED MANY TREES...SOME THAT FELL ON POWER LINES AND VEHICLES. MOST
OF THESE HIGH WINDS OCCURRED ALONG THE LEADING EDGE OF THE LINE OF
THUNDERSTORMS CALLED THE GUST FRONT AND RESULTED IN STRAIGHT LINE
WIND DAMAGE IN MONROE...EASTON...FAIRFIELD AND BRIDGEPORT.

IN BRIDGEPORT...THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AND HOMELAND SECURITY AND STAFF FROM THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT
ACCOMPANIED THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ON A DAMAGE SURVEY.

OUR FINDINGS SHOWED MANY SIGNS OF WIND ROTATION IN A HIGHLY LOCALIZED
AREA JUST NORTH OF INTERSTATE 95. THE AREA WAS BOUNDED BY THE
INTERSTATE 95 NORTHBOUND CONNECTOR ON THE WEST AND PEMBROKE STREET
ON THE EAST. THE MOST SEVERE DAMAGE WAS CONCENTRATED ALONG EAST MAIN
STREET BETWEEN NICHOLS STREET ON THE SOUTH AND CEDAR STREET ON THE
NORTH. IN THIS AREA...WINDOWS WERE BLOWN IN...THE FACADE OF A
BUILDING WAS STRIPPED OFF...TREE TOPS WERE SHEARED OFF...LARGE
PIECES OF METAL BLOWN OFF FROM SURROUNDING STRUCTURES WERE WRAPPED
AROUND A FIRE HYDRANT. EYEWITNESS REPORTS DESCRIBED A RAIN WRAPPED
TORNADO WITH VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO IN SWIRLING HEAVY RAIN AND DEBRIS.

SEVERAL OTHER AREAS IN BRIDGEPORT WERE ALSO DAMAGED...INCLUDING NEAR
CITY HALL AND IN AND AROUND WASHINGTON PARK.

THE LAST TIME THAT A TORNADO OCCURRED IN THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT
WAS IN 1876...MORE THAN 125 YEARS AGO. THAT TORNADO WAS 300 YARDS
WIDE AND IMPACTED NORTHERN BRIDGEPORT.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT STAFF AND
THE CT DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY FOR
ASSISTANCE IN PERFORMING THIS SURVEY.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEB SITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/NYC.

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.

&&

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR GREAT NECK
IN NASSAU COUNTY NY...

LOCATION...GREAT NECK IN NASSAU COUNTY NY
DATE...JUNE 24 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...250 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...0.75 STATUTE MILES
PATH LENGTH...0.75 STATUTE MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.80N / 73.74W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.80N / 73.73W
* 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 NEW YORK NY HAS CONFIRMED A
MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR GREAT NECK IN NASSAU
COUNTY NY ON JUNE 24 2010.

AS A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MOVED RAPIDLY SOUTHEAST ACROSS NORTHERN
NASSAU COUNTY...IT PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT STRAIGHT LINE HIGH WINDS
THAT DOWNED MANY TREES...SOME THAT FELL ON POWER LINES...HOUSES
AND VEHICLES.

THE DAMAGE EXTENDED OVER A BROAD AREA EXTENDING FROM OLD POND ROAD
EAST TO HAMPSHIRE ROAD...WITH DOWNED TREES FACING SOUTH AND EAST IN
THOSE AREAS RESPECTIVELY IN A FANNED-OUT FASHION INDICATIVE OF A
MICROBURST. THE MOST SEVERE DAMAGE IN THIS SWATH WAS CONCENTRATED
ALONG OLD POND AND STRATHMORE ROADS...WITH DOZENS OF HEALTHY
HARDWOOD AND PINE TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED IN TWO. THIS DAMAGE IS
INDICATIVE OF MAXIMUM WINDS OF 100 MPH.

SEVERAL OTHER NEARBY AREAS ALSO EXPERIENCED WIND DAMAGE...INCLUDING
KINGS POINT...THOMASTON...KENSINGTON AND MANHASSET. WINDS GUSTED TO
74 MPH AT 245 PM AT THE KINGS POINT NOAA/NOS TIDE GAUGE ON THE SHORE
OF WESTERN LONG ISLAND SOUND.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS THE COUNTY OF NASSAU...THE TOWN
OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD...AND THE VILLAGE OF GREAT NECK FOR ASSISTANCE IN
PERFORMING THIS SURVEY.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEB SITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/NYC.

FOR REFERENCE...
A MICROBURST IS A CONVECTIVE DOWNDRAFT WITH AN AFFECTED OUTFLOW AREA
OF LESS THAN 2 1/2 MILES WIDE AND PEAK WINDS LASTING LESS THAN
5 MINUTES. MICROBURSTS MAY INDUCE DANGEROUS HORIZONTAL/VERTICAL
WIND SHEARS...WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE AND
CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE. STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE GENERALLY ANY WIND
THAT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ROTATION...USED MAINLY TO DIFFERENTIATE
THEM FROM TORNADIC WINDS.

$$

GC/BG


		  
Local Storm Reports from June 24th Severe Event

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NWUS51 KOKX 252154
LSROKX

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
554 PM EDT FRI JUN 25 2010

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0100 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MIDDLETOWN              41.45N 74.42W
06/24/2010                   ORANGE             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE ON HOUSE ON CALIFORNIA AVENUE.

0111 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MIDDLETOWN              41.45N 74.42W
06/24/2010                   ORANGE             NY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            *** 1 INJ *** MANY TREES AND WIRES DOWN. MULTIPLE
            ACCIDENTS. TREE LANDED ON GARAGE...COLLAPSING GARAGE AND
            RESULTING IN ONE INJURY.

0127 PM     TSTM WND DMG     COLD SPRING             41.42N 73.95W
06/24/2010                   PUTNAM             NY   PARK/FOREST SRVC

            TREE ON CAR IN LITTLE STONY POINT.

0145 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NW PUTNAM LAKE        41.50N 73.57W
06/24/2010                   PUTNAM             NY   PUBLIC

            LARGE TREE DOWN ON ROUTE 22.

0157 PM     TSTM WND DMG     POMPTON LAKES           41.00N 74.29W
06/24/2010                   PASSAIC            NJ   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE LIMBS DOWN ON ROADWAYS...BLOCKING SOME TEMPORARILY.

0210 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MONROE                  41.36N 73.20W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   AMATEUR RADIO

            WIRES DOWN ON CAR. ONE PERSON TRAPPED INSIDE.

0214 PM     TSTM WND DMG     EASTON                  41.24N 73.31W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE THROUGHOUT TOWN.

0218 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 WNW BRIDGEPORT        41.20N 73.29W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   TRAINED SPOTTER

            EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IN AREA. TOPS SHEARED OFF SOME
            TREES. POWER OUT IN AREA. LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE
            DEPARTMENT RESPONDING.

0218 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRIDGEPORT              41.19N 73.20W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   CO-OP OBSERVER

            LARGE TREE UPROOTED AND A LARGE SHED PICKED UP BY WINDS
            AND DROPPED ON TOP OF ANOTHER SHED 6 FEET AWAY IN SUCCESS
            HILL SECTION OF BRIDGEPORT.

0223 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NUTLEY                  40.82N 74.16W
06/24/2010                   ESSEX              NJ   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A FEW TREE LIMBS DOWN.

0223 PM     TSTM WND GST     BRIDGEPORT              41.19N 73.20W
06/24/2010  M75.00 MPH       FAIRFIELD          CT   ASOS

0225 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRIDGEPORT              41.19N 73.20W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   EMERGENCY MNGR

            WINDOWS BLOWN OUT OF HIGH RISE BUILDINGS AND CARS.

0225 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRIDGEPORT              41.19N 73.20W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   EMERGENCY MNGR

            5 COMPLETE BUILDING OR RESIDENCE COLLAPSES. NUMEROUS
            PARTIAL COLLAPSES. ROOFS BLOWN OFF HOMES.

0225 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRIDGEPORT              41.19N 73.20W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   BROADCAST MEDIA

            TRACTOR TRAILOR BLOWN OVER ON I-95...BETWEEN EXITS 27 AND
            28.

0225 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRIDGEPORT              41.19N 73.20W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   CO-OP OBSERVER

            2 TREES DOWN ON HOUSE ON BOND STREET.

0225 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRIDGEPORT              41.19N 73.20W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   NWS EMPLOYEE

            TREES DOWN AND CARS FLIPPED OVER ON ROUTE 25 BETWEEN
            EXITS 3 AND 4.

0225 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRIDGEPORT              41.19N 73.20W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   EMERGENCY MNGR

            RADIO TOWERS TORN DOWN.

0225 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ENE BRIDGEPORT          41.19N 73.19W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   AMATEUR RADIO

            BUILDING COLLAPSE ON KNOWLTON STREET.

0225 PM     TSTM WND DMG     FAIRFIELD               41.13N 73.28W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ON 1ST STREET.

0228 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NEW HAVEN               41.31N 72.92W
06/24/2010                   NEW HAVEN          CT   AMATEUR RADIO

            LARGE TREE DOWN ON HOUSATONIC DRIVE.

0229 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND BRIDGEPORT              41.19N 73.20W
06/24/2010  M78.00 MPH       FAIRFIELD          CT   ASOS

            68 KNOT GUST MEASURED AT KBDR ASOS.

0229 PM     TSTM WND GST     BRIDGEPORT              41.19N 73.20W
06/24/2010  M78.00 MPH       FAIRFIELD          CT   ASOS

0230 PM     TORNADO          BRIDGEPORT              41.19N 73.20W
06/24/2010                   FAIRFIELD          CT   NWS EMPLOYEE

            *** 3 INJ *** EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED BY NWS STORM SURVEY.
            WINDS ESTIMATED UP TO 100 MPH.

0231 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CLIFFSIDE PARK          40.82N 73.99W
06/24/2010                   BERGEN             NJ   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A FEW TREE LIMBS DOWN.

0235 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND BRANFORD                41.28N 72.81W
06/24/2010  U0.00 MPH        NEW HAVEN          CT   NEWSPAPER

            BOAT CAPSIZED BY STRONG WINDS IN WATER OFF OF LINDEN
            AVENUE. 2 BOATERS RESCUED.

0237 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND 4 SSE NEW HAVEN         41.25N 72.90W
06/24/2010  M44.00 MPH       ANZ330             CT   MESONET

            38 KNOT GUST MEASURED AT LIGHTHOUSE POINT MESONET.

0239 PM     TSTM WND GST     LAGUARDIA AIRPORT       40.79N 73.87W
06/24/2010  M62.00 MPH       QUEENS             NY   ASOS

0244 PM     HAIL             WHITESTONE              40.79N 73.81W
06/24/2010  E1.75 INCH       QUEENS             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AT LEAST GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL ON QUEENS SIDE OF THROGS
            NECK BRIDGE. CAR DENTED.

0245 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND KINGS POINT             40.83N 73.74W
06/24/2010  M74.00 MPH       NASSAU             NY   OTHER FEDERAL

            64 KNOT GUST MEASURED AT KINGS POINT NOAA/NOS TIDE GAUGE.


0245 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WHITESTONE              40.79N 73.81W
06/24/2010                   QUEENS             NY   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            NUMEROUS UTILITY POLES AND TREES DOWN IN NORTHEAST
            QUEENS.

0245 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND 5 W GLEN COVE           40.88N 73.73W
06/24/2010  M60.00 MPH       ANZ335             NY   BUOY

            52 KNOT GUST MEASURED AT EXECUTION ROCKS BUOY.

0250 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MANHASSET               40.79N 73.69W
06/24/2010                   NASSAU             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE DOWN ON NORTHERN STATE PARKWAY BY LAKEVILLE ROAD.

0250 PM     DOWNBURST        GREAT NECK              40.80N 73.73W
06/24/2010                   NASSAU             NY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN. TREES UPROOTED.

0250 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND 2 N GLEN COVE           40.90N 73.64W
06/24/2010  M40.00 MPH       ANZ335             NY   MESONET

            35 KNOT GUST MEASURED AT BAYVILLE MESONET.

0250 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MANHASSET               40.79N 73.69W
06/24/2010                   NASSAU             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE DOWN ON WILLETS ROADS.

0250 PM     DOWNBURST        GREAT NECK              40.80N 73.73W
06/24/2010                   NASSAU             NY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            NUMEROUS TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN. SEVERAL TREES
            UPROOTED. DAMAGE INDICATIVE OF STRAIGHT LINE WINDS FROM A
            DOWNBURST OR MICROBURST.

0252 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND 3 W CLINTON             41.27N 72.59W
06/24/2010  M46.00 MPH       NEW HAVEN          CT   MESONET

            40 KNOT GUST MEASURED AT HAMMONASSET MESONET.

0253 PM     TSTM WND DMG     OLD WESTBURY            40.79N 73.60W
06/24/2010                   NASSAU             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DOWNED TREE COVERING 2 LANES OF THE WESTBOUND LONG ISLAND
            EXPRESSWAY SERVICE ROAD IN THE VICINITY OF EAST POWELLS
            LANE.

0254 PM     HAIL             EAST WILLISTON          40.76N 73.63W
06/24/2010  E1.00 INCH       NASSAU             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKLE TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

0255 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SW GARDEN CITY          40.72N 73.65W
06/24/2010                   NASSAU             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGE TREE LIMBS DOWN.

0255 PM     HAIL             EAST HILLS              40.80N 73.63W
06/24/2010  E1.00 INCH       NASSAU             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORTED FROM NEAR EXIT 39 OF LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY.

0255 PM     HAIL             3 N GARDEN CITY         40.77N 73.64W
06/24/2010  E0.88 INCH       NASSAU             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0257 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SOUTHOLD                41.06N 72.43W
06/24/2010                   SUFFOLK            NY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL LARGE TREE LIMBS DOWN ON AREA ROADWAYS.

0300 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND 10 S GUILFORD           41.14N 72.66W
06/24/2010  M58.00 MPH       ANZ330             CT   BUOY

            50 KNOT GUST MEASURED AT CENTRAL LONG ISLAND SOUND BUOY.

0300 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEVITTOWN               40.72N 73.51W
06/24/2010                   NASSAU             NY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            LARGE TREE FELL ONTO A HOUSE...NARROWLY MISSING RESIDENTS
            INSIDE.

0300 PM     HAIL             LEVITTOWN               40.72N 73.51W
06/24/2010  E0.50 INCH       NASSAU             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DIME SIZE HAIL REPORTED ON WOLCOTT ROAD.

0305 PM     HAIL             FARMINGDALE             40.73N 73.45W
06/24/2010  E1.00 INCH       NASSAU             NY   NWS EMPLOYEE

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED ON HYMAN DRIVE.

0308 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LINDENHURST             40.69N 73.37W
06/24/2010                   SUFFOLK            NY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            *** 1 INJ *** LARGE TREE LIMB FELL ON 7 YEAR OLD
            BOY...CAUSING A FALL AND HEAD INJURY. BROUGHT TO
            HOSPITAL. IN STABLE CONDITION.

0310 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NW BABYLON            40.72N 73.35W
06/24/2010                   SUFFOLK            NY   OTHER FEDERAL

            TREES AND WIRES DOWN AT INTERSECTION OF BELMONT AND
            SHEFFIELD AVENUES IN WEST BABYLON.

0315 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND 4 ENE PLUM ISLAND       41.20N 72.12W
06/24/2010  M47.00 MPH       ANZ330             NY   MESONET

            41 KNOT GUST MEASURED AT GREAT GULL ISLAND MESONET.

0321 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WEST ISLIP              40.71N 73.30W
06/24/2010                   SUFFOLK            NY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE LIMB DOWN...BLOCKING ROADWAY. POWERLINES COMING DOWN
            CAUSED TRANSFORMER EXPLOSION.

0344 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WEST ISLIP              40.71N 73.30W
06/24/2010                   SUFFOLK            NY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ON ROADWAYS.

0607 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WATERBURY               41.56N 73.04W
06/24/2010                   NEW HAVEN          CT   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            NUMEROUS TREES AND WIRES DOWN THROUGHOUT TOWN.

0621 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CHESHIRE                41.50N 72.90W
06/24/2010                   NEW HAVEN          CT   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE DOWN BLOCKING ROAD.


&&

$$

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