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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 5.57 Miles
-- Width 150 Yards
State NEW YORK
County/Area SUFFOLK
WFO OKX
Begin Date 08/10/2012 13:06:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth W
Begin Location GREAT RIVER
Begin Lat/Lon 40.72/-73.16
End Date 08/10/2012 13:14:00 EST-5
End Range 1
End Azimuth WSW
End Location (ISP)MC ARTHUR FLD I
End Lat/Lon 40.8/-73.12
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 100.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A passing warm front and upper level short wave triggered severe thunderstorms over Long Island, including one that produced a tornado in South Central Suffolk County.
Event Narrative The National Weather Service conducted a storm survey in south central Suffolk County, New York. Based on this survey, the tornado touched down on Widgeon Court in Great River, and tracked north-northeast to where it lifted near the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Gary Way Road in Ronkonkoma.

The track went through Oakdale, Connequot River State Park, Bohemia County Park, and Bohemia in between touch down and lifting. The most significant damage occurred between 8th Street and Feuereisen Avenue in Bohemia around 2:11 PM EDT. Multiple trees were uprooted and thrown onto power lines. Several homes were damaged due to fallen trees in Oakdale and Bohemia. There were several eyewitness reports of the tornado moving north-northeast near the east bank of the Connequot River and in Bohemia as well.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 113.50K 0.00K
EAST MEADOW NASSAU CO. NY 08/10/2012 12:02 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CARLE PLACE NASSAU CO. NY 08/10/2012 12:08 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 7.50K 0.00K
GREAT RIVER SUFFOLK CO. NY 08/10/2012 13:06 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
(ISP)MC ARTHUR FLD I SUFFOLK CO. NY 08/10/2012 13:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 113.50K 0.00K