Saturday, September 18, 2010

A 125 mph Macroburst And Two Weak Tornadoes Confirmed in NYC

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY

1022 PM EDT FRI SEP 17 2010



...TWO TORNADOES AND A MACROBURST CONFIRMED ON SEPTEMBER 16 2010...



...CORRECTED TO CHANGE MICROBURST TO MACROBURST BECAUSE MAXIMUM PATH

WIDTH WAS GREATER THAN 2 1/2 MILES.



...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR PARK SLOPE IN KINGS COUNTY (BROOKLYN) NY...



LOCATION...PARK SLOPE IN KINGS COUNTY (BROOKLYN) NY

DATE...SEPTEMBER 16 2010

ESTIMATED TIME...5:33 PM EDT

MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH

MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS

YARDS PATH LENGTH...2 MILES

BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.67 N / 73.99 W

ENDING LAT/LON...40.69 N /73.96 W

* 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 PARK SLOPE (BROOKLYN) IN KINGS COUNTY NY ON SEPTEMBER 16 2010.



THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN PARK SLOPE AND LIFTED 2 MILES NE OF

PARK SLOPE.



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.



&&



...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR FLUSHING AND BAYSIDE IN QUEENS COUNTY NY...



LOCATION...FLUSHING/BAYSIDE IN QUEENS COUNTY NY

DATE...SEPTEMBER 16 2010

ESTIMATED TIME...5:42 PM EDT

MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH

MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS

PATH LENGTH...4 MILES

BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.74 N / 73.84 W

ENDING LAT/LON...40.80 N / 73.76 W

* FATALITIES...1

* 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 FLUSHING/BAYSIDE IN QUEENS COUNTY NY ON SEPTEMBER 16 2010.



THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 2 1/2 MILES SOUTH OF FLUSHING AND LIFTED

1 MILE NE OF BAYSIDE.



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.



&&



...MACROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR

MIDDLE VILLAGE AND FOREST HILLS IN QUEENS COUNTY NY...



LOCATION...MIDDLE VILLAGE/FOREST HILLS IN QUEENS COUNTY NY

DATE...SEPTEMBER 16 2010

ESTIMATED TIME...5:40 PM EDT

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...125 MPH

MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...5 MILES

PATH LENGTH...8 MILES

* 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

MACROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR MIDDLE VILLAGE IN QUEENS

COUNTY NY ON SEPTEMBER 16 2010.



THE PATH OF THE MACROBURST WAS FROM MIDDLE VILLAGE TO FOREST HILLS.



THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT

WEATHER.GOV/NYC.



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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