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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSOKX Received: 2012-09-08 20:25 UTC


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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.

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GOODMAN