Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 4 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State NEW YORK
County/Area QUEENS
WFO OKX
Begin Date 09/16/2010 16:42:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SW
Begin Location FLUSHING
Begin Lat/Lon 40.74/-73.84
End Date 09/16/2010 16:46:00 EST-5
End Range 2
End Azimuth NNW
End Location LITTLE NECK
End Lat/Lon 40.8/-73.76
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/1 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 17.20M
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A warm front in conjunction with strong upper level winds produced numerous severe thunderstorms, including tornadic cells, across the New York City Metropolitan Area.
Event Narrative A National Weather Service Storm Survey Team confirmed a tornado in Queens.

The tornado impacted Flushing and Bayside. In Flushing, on Browne Street between Roosevelt and 38th Avenues, the third floor of a residential brick building was severely damaged structurally. Large tree tops were lying on top of buildings and shot like projectiles between buildings. Sides of houses were peeled back. There was clear evidence of twisted metal along the side of the building. On Warren Street near the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue, a steel framed water tower was blown over on the roof. There was a partial roof collapse on another residential building.

A Pennsylvania woman was killed in her car by a falling tree on Grand Central Parkway. Her passenger was injured. A man trying to assist the woman suffered a brain aneurysm and died.

The tornado touched down around 2.5 miles south of Flushing and lifted 1 mile northeast of Bayside over Little Neck Bay.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death Not Available Female Vehicle/Towed Trailer


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 2 27.424M 0.00K
PORT RICHMOND RICHMOND CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:21 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUGUENOT RICHMOND CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASTLETON CORNERS RICHMOND CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAILORS SNUG HARBOR RICHMOND CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:27 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PORT RICHMOND RICHMOND CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 1.700M 0.00K
BROOKLYN KINGS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:32 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKLYN KINGS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:33 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 8.500M 0.00K
BROOKLYN KINGS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:33 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
RICHMOND RICHMOND CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW YORK KINGS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW YORK KINGS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:37 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKLYN KINGS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:38 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHMOND HILL QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 109 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODHAVEN QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CORONA QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:42 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODHAVEN QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:42 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODHAVEN QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:42 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODHAVEN QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:42 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLUSHING QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:42 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODHAVEN QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:42 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLUSHING QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:42 EST-5 Tornado EF1 1 1 17.200M 0.00K
WOODHAVEN QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:42 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLLIS QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:44 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODHAVEN QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODHAVEN QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROADWAY QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLUSHING QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAYSIDE QUEENS CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAXTER ESTATES NASSAU CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:52 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
GLEN COVE NASSAU CO. NY 09/16/2010 16:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE NASSAU CO. NY 09/16/2010 17:00 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OYSTER BAY COVE NASSAU CO. NY 09/16/2010 17:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
MITCHELL AFB NASSAU CO. NY 09/16/2010 17:52 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
Totals: 1 2 27.424M 0.00K