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Aug 10, 2012 - Great River New York Tornado
Flooding - Long Island and CT
***This data is un-official and for informational purposes only.***

KOKX Radar Detects Tornado over Oakdale Friday Afternoon, Aug 10 2012.

Tornado Detected by Radar

          
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
549 PM EDT FRI AUG 10 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR GREAT RIVER NORTH TO RONKONKOMA IN SUFFOLK COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...GREAT RIVER NORTH TO RONKONKOMA IN SUFFOLK COUNTY NEW YORK DATE...AUGUST 10, 2012 ESTIMATED TIME...2:06 PM EDT MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS YARDS PATH LENGTH...4.5 MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.72 / 73.16W ENDING LAT/LON...40.80 / 73.12W * FATALITIES...UNKNOWN * INJURIES...UNKNOWN

* 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 EF0 TORNADO NEAR GREAT RIVER NORTH TO RONKONKOMA IN SUFFOLK COUNTY NEW YORK ON AUGUST 10, 2012.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY IN SOUTH CENTRAL SUFFOLK COUNTY NEW YORK. BASED ON THIS SURVEY...THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON WIDGEON COURT IN GREAT RIVER AND TRACKED NORTH WHEN IT LIFTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF OCEAN AVENUE AND GARY WAY ROAD IN RONKONKOMA.

THE TRACK WAS ACROSS CONNEQUOT RIVER STATE PARK...BOHEMIA COUNTY PARK AND BOHEMIA. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED BETWEEN 8TH AVENUE AND FEUEREISEN AVENUE IN BOHEMIA AROUND 2:11 PM EDT. TREES WERE TWISTED AND SNAPPED OFF...FALLING ONTO CARS AND HOUSES. MULTIPLE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND THROWN ONTO POWER LINES. SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED DUE TO FALLEN TREES IN OAKDALE AND BOHEMIA. THERE WERE SEVERAL EYEWITNESS REPORTS OF THE TORNADO MOVING NORTH ALONG THE CONNEQUOT RIVER AND IN BOHEMIA AS WELL.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS BOTH THE BOHEMIA FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE SUFFOLK COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN CONDUCTING THIS SURVEY.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE 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.

-------------------------Local Storm Report----------------------------------- ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS..

0102 PM TSTM WND DMG EAST MEADOW 40.72N 73.56W 08/10/2012 NASSAU NY BROADCAST MEDIA NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. TIME ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR.

0108 PM TSTM WND DMG WESTBURY 40.76N 73.59W 08/10/2012 NASSAU NY BROADCAST MEDIA NUMEROUS TREES AND WIRES DOWN. DAMAGE TO FENCING. TIME BASED ON RADAR.

0155 PM FLASH FLOOD BABYLON 40.70N 73.33W 08/10/2012 SUFFOLK NY TRAINED SPOTTER FLOODING UP TO CAR DOOR WINDOWS.

0206 PM TORNADO GREAT RIVER 40.72N 73.16W 08/10/2012 SUFFOLK NY NWS EMPLOYEE WIRES DOWN ON WIDGEN COURT OFF OF RIVER ROAD.

0209 PM FLASH FLOOD LAKE GROVE 40.86N 73.12W 08/10/2012 SUFFOLK NY LAW ENFORCEMENT SEVERAL ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING IN LAKE GROVE... HAUPPAUGE... LAKE RONKONKOMA... AND KINGS PARK. TIME BASED ON RADAR.

0211 PM TORNADO BOHEMIA 40.77N 73.12W 08/10/2012 SUFFOLK NY NWS EMPLOYEE DOZENS OF TREES DOWN.

0212 PM FLASH FLOOD BAYWOOD 40.75N 73.29W 08/10/2012 SUFFOLK NY DEPT OF HIGHWAYS TWO LANES OF THE SOUTHERN STATE PARKWAY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS BETWEEN EXITS 39 AND 40.

0214 PM TORNADO RONKONKOMA 40.80N 73.12W 08/10/2012 SUFFOLK NY NWS EMPLOYEE SEVERAL TREES DOWN NEAR INTERSECTION OF OCEAN AVENUE AND GARY WAY ROAD.

0215 PM TSTM WND DMG LAKE RONKONKOMA 40.83N 73.11W 08/10/2012 SUFFOLK NY TRAINED SPOTTER TREE SNAPPED IN HALF ON LAKEWOOD AVENUE AND ST. JOSEPHS AVENUE.

0225 PM MARINE TSTM WIND 1 SSE EAST MORICHES 40.79N 72.75W 08/10/2012 M47 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET

0230 PM MARINE TSTM WIND GILGO BEACH 40.62N 73.39W 08/10/2012 M43 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET

0300 PM FLASH FLOOD RIDGE 40.91N 72.88W 08/10/2012 SUFFOLK NY BROADCAST MEDIA WADING RIVER MANOR ROAD AND LONG POND ROAD CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. CORRECTED FOR SPELLING.

0325 PM MARINE TSTM WIND MADISON 41.28N 72.59W 08/10/2012 M58 MPH NEW HAVEN CT PUBLIC

0328 PM MARINE TSTM WIND 4 ENE PLUM ISLAND 41.20N 72.12W 08/10/2012 M48 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET

0335 PM TSTM WND DMG GUILFORD 41.28N 72.68W 08/10/2012 NEW HAVEN CT TRAINED SPOTTER BRANCHES DOWN ON POWERLINES.

0340 PM FLASH FLOOD WEST HAVEN 41.27N 72.97W 08/10/2012 NEW HAVEN CT PUBLIC RAILROAD UNDERPASSES CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. TIME BASED ON RADAR.

0345 PM TSTM WND DMG GUILFORD 41.28N 72.68W 08/10/2012 NEW HAVEN CT TRAINED SPOTTER TREE DOWN ON HOUSE. NUMEROUS LIMBS DOWN ACROSS TOWN.

0345 PM FLASH FLOOD HAMDEN 41.37N 72.90W 08/10/2012 NEW HAVEN CT TRAINED SPOTTER SPOTTER REPORTS A CAR STUCK ON MORSE ST WITH APPROXIMATELY 8 INCHES OF FLOWING WATER ON THE STREET

0345 PM TSTM WND DMG GUILFORD 41.28N 72.68W 08/10/2012 NEW HAVEN CT TRAINED SPOTTER THREE LARGE TREES OVER ONE FOOT IN DIAMETER FELL ON POWER LINES NEAR ROUTE ONE.

0406 PM TSTM WND DMG HIGGANUM 41.49N 72.56W 08/10/2012 MIDDLESEX CT FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

TREES DOWN ACROSS THE TOWN OF HIGGANUM. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0406 PM TSTM WND DMG PORTLAND 41.56N 72.63W 08/10/2012 MIDDLESEX CT BROADCAST MEDIA TREES AND WIRES DOWN ON ROUTE 17. TIME BASED ON RADAR. CORRECTED FOR TIME.

0414 PM TSTM WND DMG EAST HAMPTON 41.57N 72.50W 08/10/2012 MIDDLESEX CT BROADCAST MEDIA MULTIPLE TREES DOWN THROUGHOUT TOWN INCLUDING ON ROUTE 66. TIME BASED ON RADAR.

0415 PM FLASH FLOOD MIDDLETOWN 41.55N 72.65W 08/10/2012 MIDDLESEX CT AMATEUR RADIO 6 INCHES OF FLOWING WATER ON RT 66



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