Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 3.92 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State NEW YORK
County/Area KINGS
WFO OKX
Begin Date 08/08/2007 05:32:00 EST-5
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth NW
Begin Location CONEY IS
Begin Lat/Lon 40.62/-74.03
End Date 08/08/2007 05:40:00 EST-5
End Range 2
End Azimuth WSW
End Location BROOKLYN
End Lat/Lon 40.64/-73.97
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 9/0
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 This circulation intensified as it moved east across the Verrazano Narrows. The tornado re-developed by the time the circulation moved on shore in Brooklyn. Damage in the form of fallen trees and structural roof damage occurred in Bay Ridge starting in the area from Shore Road between 71st and 78th Streets eastward to Bay Ridge Blvd. This occurred at approximately 6:32 am. The tornado may have briefly lifted and then touched down again on Bay Ridge Avenue between 3rd and 4th Avenues, and continued on an east-northeast path across 68th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues. Eleven homes in this section had moderate to severe roof damage. The storm continued to move east-northeast into Leif Ericson Park Square, where severe damage to trees occurred. As the tornado lifted, it tore off the roof of the Nissan car dealership at the corner of 66th Street and Fifth Avenue. The tornado returned to the ground farther northeast, with scattered tree damage along 6th avenue. Based on the assessed damage in Bay Ridge, this tornadic damage is classified as EF-2 with estimated wind speeds of 111 to 135 mph.

The tornado returned to the ground as another pocket of significant damage occurred on 58th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The roof was ripped off of 5 homes, and tree damage indicated strong EF-1 damage.

The tornado then headed east, and touched down for at least the fourth, but final time, in Kensington just east of the intersection of Church Avenue and Beverly Road at approximately 6:40 am. Numerous trees, approximately 30, were uprooted along Ocean Parkway as the tornado moved east. The tornado produced significant damage to trees and structures in the area with East 8th and 7th Streets being hit hard. Damage was reported as far east as Argyle Road. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 1/2 mile in this area before it lifted.|


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