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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 1.95 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
State NEW YORK
County/Area RICHMOND
WFO OKX
Begin Date 08/08/2007 05:22:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth ENE
Begin Location CASTLETON CORNERS
Begin Lat/Lon 40.63/-74.11
End Date 08/08/2007 05:30:00 EST-5
End Range 0
End Azimuth N
End Location TOMPKINSVILLE
End Lat/Lon 40.63/-74.08
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An approaching cold font, interacting with energy aloft, produced numerous thunderstorms, including one which produced two tornadoes across Southern New York City, and later produced wind damage in Nassau County. In addition, the storms produced copious amounts of rainfall which caused widespread significant flash flooding in New York City, including several subway lines, and Long Island.
Event Narrative The first tornado touchdown was in Staten Island at approximately |6:22 am in the vicinity of St. Austins Place in the Livingston-Randall Manor area. The tornado moved east, with additional damage occurring in the Tompkinsville area. Most of the damage in Staten Island was to trees, and estimated at EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with winds of 86 to 100 mph.

Based on re-analysis of radar data, the Staten Island tornado apparently dissipated as a second circulation developed just north of the first circulation. The damage in Tompkinsville may be a result of this second circulation. |


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 9 0.00K 0.00K
CASTLETON CORNERS RICHMOND CO. NY 08/08/2007 04:49 EST-5 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASTLETON CORNERS RICHMOND CO. NY 08/08/2007 05:22 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONEY IS KINGS CO. NY 08/08/2007 05:32 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 9 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKLYN KINGS CO. NY 08/08/2007 05:41 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKLYN KINGS CO. NY 08/08/2007 05:42 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK CO. NY 08/08/2007 05:43 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKLYN KINGS CO. NY 08/08/2007 05:43 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LONG BEACH NASSAU CO. NY 08/08/2007 05:58 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLLIS QUEENS CO. NY 08/08/2007 05:59 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW HYDE PARK NASSAU CO. NY 08/08/2007 06:15 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAKEFIELD BRONX CO. NY 08/08/2007 07:28 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 9 0.00K 0.00K