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Sep 8, 2012 - Queens and Brooklyn Tornado
***This data is un-official and for informational purposes only.***

EWR Terminal Doppler Radar Detects Tornado over Breezy Point and Canarsie Saturday Morning, Sep 8 2012.

Tornado Detected by Radar

JFK Terminal Doppler Radar and KOKX Doppler Radar Detect Tornadic signatures over Canarsie Saturday Morning, Sep 8 2012.

Tornado Detected by Radar

Tornado Damage Pictures

Breezy Point, NY (Queens); along 216 Beach Street Breezy Point, NY (Queens); near Breezy Point Surf Club
Canarsie, NY (Brooklyn); Avenue N between E 93 St and E 94 St Canarsie, NY (Brooklyn); At Canarsie Park between Belt Parkway and Seaview Avenue
------------------------Storm Survey Findings-----------------------------
000
NOUS41 KOKX 082025
PNSOKX
NYZ178-090030-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
425 PM EDT SAT SEP 8 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BREEZY POINT IN QUEENS COUNTY NY...

LOCATION...BREEZY POINT IN QUEENS COUNTY NY
DATE...SEPTEMBER 8 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...1058 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...200 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.55N / 73.93W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.56N / 73.93W
* 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
TORNADO NEAR BREEZY POINT IN QUEENS COUNTY NY ON SEPTEMBER 8 2012.

A WATERSPOUT THAT BEGAN OVER THE NEW YORK HARBOR ENTRANCE WATERS
MOVED ONSHORE AT THE BREEZY POINT SURF CLUB...AND PASSED OFFSHORE
NEAR BEACH 216TH STREET. THE PARENT STORM CROSSED ROCKAWAY INLET
AND MAY HAVE SPAWNED AN ADDITIONAL TORNADO IN THE CANARSIE
SECTION OF BROOKLYN. A DAMAGE SURVEY THERE IS STILL ONGOING.

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.

$$
          
000
NOUS41 KOKX 082301 CCA
PNSOKX
NYZ075-090330-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
657 PM EDT SAT SEP 8 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR CANARSIE IN KINGS COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...CANARSIE IN KINGS COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...SEPTEMBER 8 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...11:05 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...110 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1/2 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.62N / 73.90W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.63N / 73.90W
* 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
TORNADO NEAR CANARSIE IN KINGS COUNTY NEW YORK ON SEPTEMBER
8TH 2012.

THIS TORNADO WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SAME SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
THAT PRODUCED A WEAKER TORNADO NEAR BREEZY POINT IN QUEENS
COUNTY. THAT TORNADO WAS GIVEN AN EF0 CLASSIFICATION.

THERE WAS STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES AS WELL AS DAMAGE
TO SEVERAL LARGE TREES IN CANARSIE PARK.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY THANKS THE NEW YORK CITY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN CONDUCTING
THESE SURVEYS.

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.

$$

DW

------------------------Storm Reports------------------------------

891 
NWUS51 KOKX 082357
LSROKX

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
757 PM EDT SAT SEP 08 2012

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

1038 AM     TSTM WND DMG     FLATBUSH                40.64N  73.95W
09/08/2012                   KINGS (BROOKLYN)   NY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            MULTIPLE TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN IN FLATBUSH. 
            POSSIBLE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. TIME BASED ON RADAR. 

1058 AM     TORNADO          BREEZY POINT            40.55N  73.93W
09/08/2012                   QUEENS             NY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AT SURF SHOP IN BREEZY POINT. 
            REPORTED BY FDNY. EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED BY STORM SURVEY. 

1100 AM     TORNADO          BREEZY POINT            40.56N  73.93W
09/08/2012                   QUEENS             NY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            FDNY REPORTS MULTIPLE TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN IN 
            BREEZY POINT. POSSIBLE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND CARS MOVED. 
            EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED BY STORM SURVEY. 

1105 AM     FLASH FLOOD      1 S FLUSHING            40.76N  73.84W
09/08/2012                   QUEENS             NY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            FLOODING REPORTED BY SKYWARN SPOTTER AT NORTHERN 
            BOULEVARD AND VAN WYCK EXPRESSWAY. 

1105 AM     TORNADO          CANARSIE                40.65N  73.89W
09/08/2012                   KINGS (BROOKLYN)   NY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            SEVERAL HOMES DAMAGED BETWEEN SEAVIEW AVE AND AVE N 
            BETWEEN 93RD AND 94TH ST. SEVERAL LARGE TREES DAMAGED IN 
            CANARSIE PARK AS WELL. 


&&

$$

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