National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes in New England Saturday evening
NWS New York confirms another tornado from Saturday evening on Long Island - total Long Island to New England now at 9

Weekend Tornado Touchdown Total Stands at Nine from Long Island Through New England

LKS_EXPLAINER_TORNADOESA pool of cold air in the middle levels of the atmosphere, an incredibly strong jet stream level disturbance, changing wind direction with height and the overturning of unseasonably warm air as a cold front approached with a shot of more typical November chill all combined for a setup that delivered about as many tornadoes in one small geographic area of the coastal Northeast corridor as you'll see in a severe weather event.  Here are the details on the nine tornadoes confirmed to have touched down Saturday evening on Long Island, Connecticut and Rhode Island.  Huge thanks to the Skywarn Spotters and public who relay your reports, and to the National Weather Service for conducting the damage surveys to confirm the tornadoes and composing each of these storm survey reports!



...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR NOVEMBER 14th, 2021 TORNADO EVENT... .Stonington Connecticut to Westerly Rhode Island Tornado... Start Location...Stonington in New London County, Connecticut End Location...Westerly in Washington County, Rhode Island Date...November 13th, 2021 Estimated Time... 4:54-5:00PM EST Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph Maximum Path Width... 100 yards Path Length...1.35 miles Beginning Lat/Lon...41.2256/71.5011 Ending Lat/Lon...41.2348/71.4907 * Fatalities...none * Injuries...none ...Summary... At approximately 4:54 PM EST on Saturday, November 13th, 2021 a tornado touched down on Robinson Street in the Pawcatuck neighborhood of Stonington, Connecticut. Several hardwood trees were uprooted or snapped about half way up the trunk. A gutter was ripped off of one home while shutters were ripped off of another. Several trampolines were lifted, with one becoming stuck on a powerline approximately 20 feet in the air. On Robinson Street, crossroad Race Street, a metal shed was lifted and flipped before being crushed by a large maple branch, with an approximate diameter of 15 inches. Several street signs were also snapped at their base. The tornado then continued on a northeast track into Westerly, Rhode Island, where it crossed RI 78 onto Center Street, where approximately 20 large, healthy hardwood trees were uprooted. A wood outbuilding was also flipped onto its side. The tornado then crossed onto Hillview Drive before lifting at approximately 5:00 PM EST. The basis for the EF-1 rating was the metal shed that was flipped prior to being crushed, as well as the shearing of gutters and shutters off of homes. The maximum estimated wind associated with this tornado was 90 MPH. The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton would like to thank Connecticut DEHMS and the town of Stonington Emergency Management for the help identify areas of damage. .North Kingstown Rhode Island Tornado... Start Location...North Kingstown in Washington County, Rhode Island End Location...Wickford in Washington County, Rhode Island Date...November 13th, 2021 Estimated Time...5:18-5:24 PM EST Maximum EF-Scale Rating... EF-0 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph Maximum Path Width...150 yards Path Length...1.5 miles Beginning Lat/Lon...41.3356/71.2852 Ending Lat/Lon...41.3476/71.2734 * Fatalities... None * Injuries... None ...Summary... At approximately 5:18 PM EST on Saturday, November 13th, 2021 a tornado touched down just southwest of Dillon Ave in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Several large, healthy, hardwood trees were uprooted or snapped; while a few standing trees were sheared at the top. The tornado then crossed over RI 102 onto Himes Street. In addition to numerous downed hardwood trees on Himes Street, approximately 4-5 power poles were snapped in half and a fallen tree caused window and roof damage to a home. The tornado then continued to track northeast toward Juniper Drive where large branches, diameter approximately 15 inches, were downed across the neighborhood. Smaller downed branches were also visible along Route 1 as the tornado moved northeast. At approximately 5:24 PM EST the tornado lifted over Hopedale Ave in Wickford, Rhode Island. The basis for the EF-0 rating lies in several uprooted or snapped hardwood trees, and minor shearing of treetops on a few standing trees. No major structural damage was observed aside from the building on Himes Street, which was caused by a downed tree. && 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 NOTE: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$ Smith/Loconto
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR NOVEMBER 13th, 2021 TORNADO EVENT...

.Plainfield CT to Foster RI Tornado...

Start Location...Plainfield in Windham County, Connecticut
End Location...Foster in Providence County, Rhode Island
Date...November 13th, 2021
Estimated Time...4:48 to 5:02 PM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length... 6.13 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.4214/71.5159
Ending Lat/Lon...41.4520/71.4548
* Fatalities...none
* Injuries...none

...Summary...

Based on definitive radar confirmation of a tornado debris
signature and video footage from our media partners we confirm
that an EF-0 touched down in Plainfield, Connecticut at
approximately 4:48 PM EST on Saturday, November 13th, 2021.
Several hardwood trees were uprooted on a hilltop on Sterling Hill
Rd near Goshen Rd. The tornado then proceeded along a northeast
track into Rhode Island, where it made intermittent contact with
the ground for 6 miles; ending at the Cucumber Hill Farm in Foster
Rhode Island at approximately 5:02 PM EST. Sheared trees and
downed hardwood trees were observed on the farm. A heavy, large
red trailer was also moved approximately 50 feet.

EF-0 determination was based on downed and uprooted hardwood
trees, as well as radar data.

A special thanks is extended to our media partners for their
comprehensive coverage of the area.

&&

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

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

$$
Smith/Frank

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/13/2021 TORNADO IN NEW HAVEN COUNTY...

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN CHESHIRE CT...

OVERVIEW...A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED 
AN EF0 TORNADO IN CHESHIRE CT. A NARROW TORNADO PATH OF 25 YD WIDTH 
BEGAN ALONG MOUNTAIN RD JUST SOUTH OF HIGGINS RD AND CONTINUED 
NORTHEAST...WITH SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE. MORE SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE 
OCCURRED ON THE GROUNDS OF THE LEGION OF CHRIST COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES 
ON OAK RD...WHERE THE DAMAGE PATH ALSO WIDENED TO 100 YARDS. THE 
TORNADO PATH NARROWED TO 25 YARDS THEREAFTER WITH UPROOTED HARDWOOD 
TREES ALONG WARREN ST. THE DAMAGE PATH CONTINUED NORTHEAST TO THE 
BACK OF THE MAIN ST CAFFE AND ALONG W MAIN ST AND TO THE INTERSECTION 
OF GEORGE AVE AND MUELLER AVE WHERE AN SUV AND AN RV WERE CRUSHED 
RESPECTIVELY. THE DAMAGE PATH BECAME MORE SPORADIC PAST THAT POINT 
AND ENDED NEAR FAIRWOOD DR. THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO THANK CONNECTICUT 
DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY HEADQUARTERS 
AND REGION 2 PERSONNEL AND THE CHESHIRE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ASSISTING 
IN THE SURVEY AND HELPING FORMULATE THIS PRELIMINARY DAMAGE 
ASSESSMENT.

START LOCATION...CHESHIRE, NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CT
END LOCATION...CHESHIRE, NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CT
DATE...NOVEMBER 13, 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...3:30 PM TO 3:34 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...3.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.48751, -72.9355
ENDING LAT/LON...41.51865, -72.88036
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

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.

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/13/2021 TORNADO IN NEW HAVEN COUNTY...

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN BRANFORD CT...

OVERVIEW...A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED 
AN EF0 TORNADO IN BRANFORD CT. A NARROW TORNADO PATH OF 25 YD WIDTH 
BEGAN NEAR PINE ORCHARD AND OAK HOLLOW ROADS AND CONTINUED 
NORTHEAST...WITH UPROOTED HARDWOOD TREES SHOWING EVIDENCE OF A 
CONVERGENT DAMAGE PATTERN. THE DAMAGE PATH WIDENED TO 300 YARDS AT 
THE FRANCIS WALSH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FIELD...WHERE SEVERAL LIGHT 
TOWER GENERATORS WERE ALL TOPPLED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS...WHILE 
THE EASTERN 100 YARDS OF THIS AREA ALONG SUNSET HILL DRIVE 
CONTINUED TO SHOW A CONVERGENT DAMAGE PATTERN. THE TORNADO 
CONTINUED ON TOWARD THE TOP OF WHITING HILL ROAD...WHERE THE PATH 
NARROWED TO ABOUT 75 YARDS AND WHERE THE MOST INTENSE DAMAGE 
OCCURRED...WHERE SOME PINE TREES IN A LOOP AT THE TOP OF THE ROAD 
WERE SNAPPED IN TWO. THE DAMAGE PATH CONTINUED NORTHEAST TO GOULD RD 
WHERE THE TORNADO APPARENTLY LIFTED JUST BEFORE REACHING THE GOVERNOR 
JOHN DAVIS LODGE TURNPIKE. THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO THANK CONNECTICUT 
DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY HEADQUARTERS 
AND REGION 2 PERSONNEL AND THE BRANFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ASSISTING 
IN THE SURVEY AND HELPING FORMULATE THIS PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.

START LOCATION...BRANFORD, NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CT
END LOCATION...BRANFORD, NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CT
DATE...NOVEMBER 13, 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...3:44 PM TO 3:46 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.94 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.27758, -72.79514
ENDING LAT/LON...41.29436, -72.76501
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

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.
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/13/2021 TORNADO EVENT...

...EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SHIRLEY TO MANORVILLE, NY...

OVERVIEW...A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMED AN EF1 TORNADO 
IN SHIRLEY, NY. A TORNADO LIKELY TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTHWEST
OF FRANCINE PLACE AND MASTIC BLVD, TRAVELLING EAST NORTHEAST ALONG THE LONG 
ISLAND RAILROAD TRACKS AND ADJACENT BACKYARDS. NUMEROUS OAK, MAPLE AND PINE 
TREES WERE UPROOTED AND LAYING IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION. SEVERAL TREES WERE
ALSO SNAPPED AT THE TRUNK OR HAD LARGE BRANCHES SHEARED OFF ALONG
THIS PATH. IN ADDITION, MINOR ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED FOR SEVERAL
HOUSES, AS WELL AS LEAF SPLATTER ON SOUTH AND EAST SIDES. THE DAMAGE SWATH AT 
THIS POINT WAS ONLY ABOUT 25 YARDS WIDE. THE TORNADO THEN HOOKED NORTHEAST OVER
THE LIDL SUPERMARKET (SOUTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE SHOPPING CENTER COMPLEX), 
FLIPPING OVER A 5 TON AIR HANDLER UNIT ON THE ROOF, BEFORE TEARING OFF THE 
PARAPET AND COLLAPSING THE COVERED WALKWAY OF THE CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL ON 
THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SHOPPING CENTER. DAMAGE PATH REMAINED ABOUT 25 YARDS,
BUT DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH EF1 WINDS OF 95 TO 105 MPH.

PUBLIC VIDEO SHOWED THE APPARENT TORNADIC CIRCULATION LIFTING NORTHEAST ACROSS
THE INTERSECTION OF WILLIAM FLOYD PARKWAY AND MONTAUK HIGHWAY TOWARDS THE APPLEBEES
SHOPPING CENTER, WITH DEBRIS BEING THROWN IN ONE DIRECTION THEN ANOTHER. SIDING 
AND SHINGLES FROM THE CHIPOTLE WERE THROWN NORTHEAST ABOUT 250 YARDS ACROSS THIS 
INTERSECTION AND INTO THE APPLEBEES SHOPPING CENTER. OTHER THAN THE DEBRIS, SOME 
SMALL TREES WERE UPROOTED IN THE PARKING LOT AND LAYING TO THE NORTHEAST AND 
FLASHING WAS RIPPED OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE APPLESBEES AND UNOCCUPIED 
ADJACENT RETAIL STORE. THE TORNADIC CIRCULATION MAY HAVE BRIEFLY LIFTED AT THIS 
POINT, WITH ABOUT A 50 YD SWATH OF 65 TO 75 MPH STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ACROSS THIS
SHOPPING CENTER.

THE TORNADIC CIRCULATION THEN TOUCHED DOWN ONCE AGAIN TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE 
APPLEBEES SHOPPING CENTER. LIFTING THE ENTIRE ROOF OFF A 2 STORY MULTI FAMILY 
RESIDENCE ON THE CORNER OF GRAND AVENUE AND MCGRAW STREET. THE ROOF WAS TOSSED 
AS FAR AS 150 YARDS TO THE NORTH, INTO THE BACKYARD OF NEIGHBORING HOUSES TO THE 
NORTH ON GRAND AVENUE. ONE SECTION OF THIS ROOF, ACTUALLY IMPALED ITSELF INTO THE 
SIDE OF THE NEIGHBORING HOUSE TO THE NORTH, AND MADE SUCH A STRONG IMPACT THAT IT
SKEWED THE VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF THAT HOUSE. BASED ON THE EXTENT OF STRUCTURAL 
DAMAGE TO THESE HOUSES, AND ADJACENT 50 YD SWATH OF UPROOTED, SNAPPED OR SHEARED 
LARGE TREES, THIS DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH EF1 WINDS OF AROUND 110 MPH. THE 
TORNADO STRENGTH LIKELY PEAKED AT THIS POINT. THE ENTIRETY OF THE EF1 TORNADIC 
DAMAGE PATH TO THE SOUTHWEST AND NORTHEAST OF MONTAUK HIGHWAY WAS AROUND 1/4 MILE.

THE TORNADO WOULD THEN MAKE ITS WAY NORTH ACROSS SUNRISE HIGHWAY, SKIPPING ITS WAY 
NORTHEAST FOR THE NEXT 4 1/2 MILES, WITH AREAS OF DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH AN EF0. ON 
ITS PATH IT CONTINUED NORTHEAST THROUGH BROOKHAVEN CALABRO AIRPORT, FLIPPING OVER 
OR SHIFTING A FEW SMALL SINGLE ENGINE PLANES. THEREAFTER IT MOVED NORTHEAST THROUGH 
PANCHO DRIVE, TITMUS DRIVE, ABBOT AVE, AND BURNEY BLVD JUST TO THE EAST NORTHEAST 
OF THE AIRPORT. SEVERAL LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED, TRUNKS SNAPPED OR BRANCHES SHEARED
IN AN APPROXIMATELY 50 YD PATH, WITH ACCOMPANYING MINOR ROOF, SIDING AND FENCING DAMAGE
IN THIS AREA. THE TORNADO LIKELY SKIPPED NORTH TO THE INTERSECTION OF BARNES ROADS AND
MORICHES-MIDDLE ISLAND ROAD WITH A SMALL AREA OF ADDITIONAL TREE DAMAGE, BEFORE 
MAKING A FINAL NEARLY MILE LONG AND 50 YD WIDE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH NORTHEAST ACROSS 
FORESTON CIRCLE, EAGLE LANE, NESTLEDOWN AVENUE, WADING RIVER ROAD, TUPELO STREET AND
THEN ACROSS TO THE INTERSECTION OF SILAS WOODS ROAD AND SOUTH STREET BEFORE FINALLY 
LIFTING. SEVERAL DOZEN LARGE HARD AND SOFT WOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED AND LAYING IN A
NORTHERLY OR NORTHEAST DIRECTION, AS COMPARED TO THE EAST NORTHEAST DIRECTION OF 
STORM MOVEMENT. IN ADDITION, NUMEROUS TREE TOPS WERE SHEARED AND TREE TRUNKS SNAPPED 
WITH MINOR ROOF, SIDING AND FENCING DAMAGE OBSERVED FOR NUMEROUS HOUSES ALONG THIS 
PATH. A LARGE CAMPER NORTH/SOUTH FACING CAMPER ON TUPELO DRIVE WAS ROLLED ONTO ITS 
SIDE. THE DESCRIBED 50 YD CONVERGENT TORNADIC DAMAGE PATTERN WAS CONSISTENT WITH AN
EF0 TORNADO WITH 85 MPH WINDS, AND WAS FLANKED TO THE SOUTHEAST BY A 500 YD PATH OF
SCATTERED TREE AND POWERLINE DAMAGE AND MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE CONSISTENT 
WITH 65 TO 75 MPH SOUTHWESTERLY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. 

THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO THANK SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, NEW YORK
STATE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES LONG ISLAND SECTOR, AND
NEW YORK STATE POLICE IN ASSISTING IN THE SURVEY AND HELPING FORMULATE THIS 
PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.

START LOCATION...SHIRLEY, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY
END LOCATION...MANORVILLE, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY
DATE...NOVEMBER 13, 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...3:42 PM TO 3:50 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...110 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...3.5 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.798227, -72.871182
ENDING LAT/LON...40.853652, -72.810073
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

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.

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/13/2021 TORNADO IN SUFFOLK COUNTY...

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN EAST ISLIP, NY...

OVERVIEW...A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMED AN 
EF0 TORNADO IN EAST ISLIP, NY, A NARROW TORNADO OF 50 YD WIDTH 
LIKELY TOUCHED DOWN AT THE SOUTHWESTERN END OF HOLLINS LANE, AND 
THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST OVER BRUSHWOOD COURT, BAYVIEW AVENUE, 
JOSEPHINE LANE AND THEN FINALLY OVER KAY COURT, BEFORE LIFTING OVER 
THE JOHN F KENNEDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPORT FIELDS. A FEW DOZEN LARGE 
OAK, MAPLE AND PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND LAYING IN A EAST OR 
NORTHEAST DIRECTION.
SEVERAL TREES WERE ALSO SNAPPED AT THE TRUNK OR HAD LARGE BRANCHES 
SHEARED OFF ALONG THIS PATH. IN ADDITION, MINOR ROOF AND SIDING 
DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED FOR SEVERAL HOUSES, AS WELL AS LEAF SPLATER ON 
SOUTH AND EAST SIDES OF SEVERAL HOUSES. THIS TORNADIC CIRCULATION 
WAS LIKELY ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF A 400 YD SWATH OF 65 TO 75 MPH 
WEST TO SOUTHWEST STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CAUSING ISOLATED LARGE TREES 
TO BE UPROOTED AND SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS BROKEN. 

AS MENTIONED, THE TORNADO LIKELY LIFTED OVER THE JOHN F KENNEDY 
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPORT FIELDS, BECOMING A FUNNEL CLOUD. THIS FUNNEL 
CLOUD MAY HAVE BREIFLY TOUCHED DOWN AS A WEAK TORNADO IN THE FROG 
LANE AND JADE STREET AREA OF OAKDALE, RESULTING IN A VERY LARGE, BUT 
PARTIALLY ROTTED, OAK TREE TO TOPPLE ONTO AND DESTROY A HOME. THE 
FUNNEL CLOUD WAS VIDEOTAPED BY THE PUBLIC, LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM 
THE OLD NAVY DEPARTMENT STORE ON JOHNSON AVENUE (JUST NORTH OF 
SUNRISE HIGHWAY), BUT NO FURTHER DAMAGE WAS NOTED WITH THIS STORM.

BASED ON RADAR VELOCITY SIGNATURES AND DAMAGE ORIENTATION IN RELATION TO
THE GENERAL NORTHEAST MOTION OF THE PARENT STORM, THIS WAS DETERMINED TO 
BE TORNADO DAMAGE, WITH DEGREE OF DAMAGE INDICATING EF0 DAMAGE.

THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO THANK SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, 
NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
LONG ISLAND SECTOR, AND NEW YORK STATE POLICE IN ASSISTING IN THE SURVEY 
AND HELPING FORMULATE THIS PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.

START LOCATION...EAST ISLIP, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY
END LOCATION...OAKDALE, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY
DATE...NOVEMBER 13, 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...3:20 PM TO 3:22 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...900 YARDS 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.717779, -73.197229
ENDING LAT/LON...40.723105, -73.190136
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

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.

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/13/21 EF-0 TORNADO IN NASSAU COUNTY...

OVERVIEW...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COMPLETED A STORM SURVEY IN 
NASSAU COUNTY NY AND FOUND THAT A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN IN A 
FEW LOCATIONS. THE FIRST REPORT OF A TOUCHDOWN WAS IN WOODMERE WHERE 
SEVERAL TREES AND POWERLINES WERE DOWN. FROM THERE, THE TORNADO 
LIFTED AND SKIPPED IN A FEW LOCATIONS AS IT TRAVELED NEARLY 50 MPH 
TO THE NORTHEAST TOWARD HEMPSTEAD, UNIONDALE AND LEVITTOWN. HERE, 
DAMAGE REPORTS WERE SPORADIC, BUT IN UNIONDALE NY, THE TORNADO 
TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN AND TORE A ROOF OFF A TWO-STORY COLONIAL BUILDING 
ON LIBERTY STREET, WHICH LANDED ON A NEARBY HOUSE. SCATTERED DEBRIS, 
INCLUDING SHINGLES, INSULATION AND TWISTED SIDING WAS THROWN INTO 
THE NEXT BLOCK UP, INCLUDING THE INTERSECTION OF EMERSON AND 
GOODRICH STREET. SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS ALSO NOTED NEAR CLOVER LANE 
IN LEVITTOWN, WHERE A LARGE TREE WAS FELLED ONTO A HOUSE BEFORE THE 
TORNADO LIFTED. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WISHES TO THANK NASSAU 
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING THE 
STORM SURVEY.


RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.25 MILES (IN SUMMATION)
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             11/13/2021
START TIME:             2:37 PM EST
START LOCATION:         1 SE WOODMERE
START LAT/LON:          40.62490, -73.71979

END DATE:               11/13/2021
END TIME:               2:55 PM EST
END LOCATION:           1 N LEVITTOWN
END LAT/LON:            40.73421, -73.51465

&&

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

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
331 PM EST MON NOV 15 2021

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/13/2021 TORNADO EVENT...

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN REMSENBURG TO WESTHAMPTON, NY...

OVERVIEW...A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM IN 
COORDINATION WITH SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES 
CONFIRMED AN EF0 TORNADO IN REMSENBURG NY TO WESTHAMPTON NY AREA. A 
NARROW TORNADO OF 35 YD WIDTH LIKELY TOUCHED DOWN AT THE CORNER OF 
RING NECK RD AND SOUTH COUNTRY ROAD AND THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST 
ACROSS RIVERVIEW AND CRESTVIEW DRIVE, THEN CONTINUING NORTHEAST OVER 
BRUSHY NECK LANE AND JAGGER LANE COURT, UP TO THE BEND IN MONTAUK 
HIGHWAY NEAR EAST RIDGE COURT. SEVERAL LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE 
UPROOTED AND LAYING IN NORTHEAST DIRECTION ALONG THIS PATH, SNAPPED 
AT THE TRUNK OR HAD LARGE BRANCHES SHEARED, WITH COLLATERAL POWER 
LINE AND POWER POLE DAMAGE. SEVERAL SMALLER SHRUBS AND YOUNG TREES 
WERE ALSO FLATTENED TO THE GROUND. IN ADDITION, MINOR ROOF AND 
SIDING DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED FOR SEVERAL HOUSE ALONG THIS PATH. 
THEREAFTER THE TORNADO LIKELY SKIPPED ALONG CONTINUING NORTHEAST 
ACROSS THE CEMETERY AT STATION ROAD TO THE UNION OF HAZELWOOD AND 
RODGERS AVENUE AND SOUTH PERIMETER ROAD, WITH THE ABOVE DESCRIBES 
DAMAGE BEING MORE INTERMITTENT.

THE MOST EXTENSIVE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED AT THE END OF THE 
VISIBLE TORNADIC PATH AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS SALT BARN ON 
SOUTH PERIMETER ROAD ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF WESTHAMPTON GABRESKI 
AIRPORT. THE NORTH FACING REINFORCED CINDER WALL OF THE SALT BARN 
WAS BLOWN OUT. INDICATIONS ARE THE ROOF MAY HAVE BRIEFLY LIFTED AS 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WITH THE TORNADIC CIRCULATION BLASTED INTO 
THE SOUTH FACING OPENING, CULMINATING IN THE NORTH WALL BEING 
BLOWNOUT. 

BASED ON RADAR VELOCITY SIGNATURES AND DAMAGE ORIENTATION IN 
RELATION TO THE GENERAL NORTHEAST MOTION OF THE PARENT STORM, THE 
DAMAGE SURVEY ABOVE IS DETERMINED TO BE EF0 TORNADIC DAMAGE WITH 
WINDS OF 70 TO 85 MPH.

THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO THANK SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE AND 
EMERGENCY SERVICES AND NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOMELAND 
SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES LONG ISLAND SECTOR, IN ASSISTING 
IN THE SURVEY AND HELPING FORMULATE THIS PRELIMINARY DAMAGE 
ASSESSMENT.

START LOCATION...REMSENBURG, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY 
END LOCATION...WESTHAMPTON, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY 
DATE...NOVEMBER 13, 2021 
ESTIMATED TIME...3:53 PM TO 4:00 PM 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...35 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...3.5 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.808641, -72.694852 
ENDING LAT/LON...40.832296, -72.633292
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

&&

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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