Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.98 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
State NEW YORK
County/Area QUEENS
WFO OKX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-09-08 09:58:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 1WSW ROCKAWAY BEACH
Begin Lat/Lon 40.55/-73.93
End Date 2012-09-08 09:59:00.0 EST-5
End Location 1NNW ROCKAWAY BEACH
End Lat/Lon 40.56/-73.93
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A combination of a pre-frontal trough and a passing upper level disturbance produced an isolated severe storm in the morning, yielding a tornado in Queens and Brooklyn. An approaching cold front yielded another line of severe storms in the afternoon across the Lower Hudson Valley and New York City.
Event Narrative This is the second of four segments of a combined waterspout tornado event. The tornado originated as a waterspout approximately 1 mile south of the tip of Breezy Point at 10:56 am in ANZ-355, and crossed onto land, as a tornado approximately 2500 feet northeast of the tip of Breezy Point, Queens at 10:58 am. The tornado caused structural damage to the Breezy Point Surf Club near where the waterspout came onshore as a tornado. Damage was also reported near its exit point off Breezy Point, with multiple trees and power lines reported down near the Beach 216th Street, at 10:59 am. At this point the tornado exited as a waterspout into the eastern arm of Lower New York Harbor, ANZ-338, about 12,500 feet west of Rockaway Inlet. The waterspout then continued northeast until making landfall as a tornado in Kings County/Brooklyn to the southeast of Plumb Beach about 750 feet south of the Belt Parkway at 11:01 am. The tornado then continued moving northeast into Brooklyn where it produced EF1 damage in Canarsie, Brooklyn before lifting at 11:05 am.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 375.25K 0.00K
BROOKLYN KINGS CO. NY 09/08/2012 09:38 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 7.50K 0.00K
ROCKAWAY BEACH QUEENS CO. NY 09/08/2012 09:58 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
HOMECREST KINGS CO. NY 09/08/2012 10:01 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
BREWSTER PUTNAM CO. NY 09/08/2012 13:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
DYKEMANS PUTNAM CO. NY 09/08/2012 14:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
MIDDLETOWN ORANGE CO. NY 09/08/2012 15:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
PEARL RIVER ROCKLAND CO. NY 09/08/2012 16:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.75K 0.00K
BRONX BRONX CO. NY 09/08/2012 17:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 12.50K 0.00K
CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK CO. NY 09/08/2012 17:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.50K 0.00K
STATEN IS RICHMOND CO. NY 09/08/2012 17:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
NEW YORK KINGS CO. NY 09/08/2012 17:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
WOODSIDE QUEENS CO. NY 09/08/2012 17:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 375.25K 0.00K