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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
617 PM EDT Tue Oct 30 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/29/2018 TORNADO EVENT...

...FISHERS ISLAND NEW YORK TORNADO UPGRADED TO AN EF1...
...EF0 TORNADO IN STONINGTON/NORTH STONINGTON CONNECTICUT...


.STONINGTON/NORTH STONINGTON CONNECTICUT TORNADO...

Start Location...Stonington in New London County Connecticut
End Location...North Stonington in New London County Connecticut 
Date...10/29/2018 
Estimated Time...7:58 to 8:03 AM EDT 
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0 
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 mph 
Maximum Path Width...100 yards 
Path Length...2.3 miles 
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.411/-71.870 
Ending Lat/Lon...41.441/-71.849
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary... 
The EF0 tornado touched down on North Anguilla Road about 
three tenths of a mile south of Miner Pentway, then tracked northeast 
towards North Anguilla Road at Miner Pentway. Across the properties of 
5 homes, over 30 large oak trees were uprooted and downed in a 
convergent pattern, as well as numerous large tree limbs broken. The 
tornado briefly lifted and then touched down again near the 
intersection of Route 184 and Route 2 with a few large oak trees downed 
around the traffic circle. The tornado continued east-northeast along 
Route 184 for about 350 yards, before turning northeast over Surrey Rd. 
Clusters of tree damage, including uprooted oak trees in a covergent 
pattern and snapped branches, were noted along this path. The tornado 
appears to have briefly lifted before finally touching down and then 
dissipating about 800 yards to the northeast of Surrey Rd. This is in 
the vicnity of the intersection of Route 49 and Babcock Road, where 
numerous trees were uprooted and downed on both sides of the road. 
The uprooting and downing of trees from wet grounds and the 
nature of tree branch damage was consistent with estimated maximum 
winds speeds of 85 mph.

The National Weather Service would like to thank Connecticut Division 
of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, North Stonington 
Emergency Management, Stonington Emergency Management and members of 
the media for their assistance with this 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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.FISHERS ISLAND TORNADO...

Start Location...Around one quarter mile east of Wilderness Point 
                 on Fishers Island in Suffolk County New York 
End Location...Around one half mile east of Clay Point on Fishers 
               Island in Suffolk County New York 
Date...10/29/2018
Estimated Time...7:35 to 7:41 AM EDT 
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1 
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph 
Maximum Path Width...100 yards 
Path Length...2 miles 
Beginning Lat/Lon...Approximately 41.255/-71.998 
Ending Lat/Lon...Approximately 41.279/71.980
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...unknown

...Summary... 
The tornado began around one quarter of a mile east of 
Wilderness Point on Wilderness Road. A circular house sustained minor 
damage with glass shattered and blown nearby. A beam of the house was 
lifted up a hill and dropped near another home. Several trees were 
uprooted and snapped, and a shed was toppled over. A few trees were 
downed at another home across the street in a convergent pattern, with 
a small fence toppled over. This damage was consistent with an EF0 
tornado. The tornado continued moving to the northeast with EF0 damage 
near a home on Isabella Beach Road. Many trees were uprooted and 
snapped. One tree fell over and a piece of its trunk was forced several 
feet into the ground. The EF0 tornado continued northeast along 
Isabella Beach Road with a few trees and branches downed by the 
intersection of Old Mallory Road. More significant damage occurred 
about a tenth of a mile from the intersection of Old Mallory Road and 
East End Road. Large hardwood trees were snapped, twisted, and sheared 
off. Several trees were downed and uprooted. A large branch fell 
through the roof of the garage on the property and another branch 
caused minor damage to the back of the roof of the home. The damage at 
this location was consistent with an EF1 tornado with estimated max 
wind speeds of 90 mph. The tornado weakened to an EF0 as it continued 
moving northeast. Several trees were snapped and uprooted near the 
intersection of East End Road and Cedar Ridge. A small shed was also 
toppled over. A few trees were downed about a tenth of a mile north of 
the intersection of East End Road and Clay Point Road. This is where 
the tornado moved off of Fishers island.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the Town of East 
Hampton Marine Patrol, Suffolk County Emergency Management, United 
States Coast Guard Station Montauk Point, New York State Law 
Enforcement, Suffolk County Sheriff Department, Fishers Island Fire 
Department and members of the media for their assistance with this 
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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