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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSOKX Received: 2018-08-03 15:13 UTC


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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
1113 AM EDT Fri Aug 3 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/02/18 TORNADO EVENT...

Start Location...College Point in Queens NY
End Location...Malba in Queens NY
Date...Aug 02 2018
Estimated Time...1020 PM EDT to 1030 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 to 85 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length...0.7 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.7850/-73.8443
Ending Lat/Lon...40.7895/-73.8316
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A tornado rated as EF0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with
estimated winds of 70 to 85 mph, touched down near Saint Fidelis 
Catholic Church in College Point, knocking down numerous trees and
power lines and peeling siding off houses along a path about 3/4
of a mile long and 100 yards wide. The tornado strengthened as it
moved toward Powell's Cove Park, where at least 50 trees where 
downed in a narrow, convergent pattern highly indicative of a
tornado. The tornado briefly moved along the southernmost 
shoreline of Powell's Cove, and then dissipated over the far 
eastern end of the park just before reaching 138th Street.
Additional straight line wind damage occurred from that point 
eastward to the Francis Lewis Park near the Whitestone Bridge. 

Many thanks to our partners at the New York City Office of
Emergency Management for assistance in conducting this damage 
survey. 

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
  change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
  Storm Data.

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