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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F1
-- Length 0.5 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State NEW YORK
County/Area CHEMUNG
WFO BGM
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2006-11-16 14:50:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 0N ERIN
Begin Lat/Lon 42.18/-76.67
End Date 2006-11-16 14:55:00.0 EST-5
End Location 0N ERIN
End Lat/Lon 42.18/-76.67
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong low pressure system tracked northeast from Kentucky to western New York state during the daylight hours on Thursday the 16th. A large fetch of Gulf and Atlantic moisture was pulled northward ahead of the cold front, which produced a squall line of thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall. This line of thunderstorms produced 45 to 74 mph winds across a large part of central NY. Additionally, the squall line spawned an F1 tornado north of Elmira, NY. As the squall line moved east, late in the afternoon of the 16th, it slowed down and stalled for a time. Areas from Owego and Binghamton, NY, north and east through Ithaca, Cortland and Norwich, NY, to Oneida county in the western Mohawk Valley and the northern Catskills saw the brunt of the heavy rainfall from this slow moving line of storms. 1.5 to 4 inches of rain fell in just 3 hours causing significant flash flooding over many of these areas. Many hillsides and creeks turned into raging torrents, causing mudslides and debris flows that cascaded into more populated valley areas. In the urban valley regions, the flash flood reports were numerous with road washouts, highway closings, and some parking lots that were entirely flooded, ruining many cars. A mudslide on Interstate 88 outside of Port Crane, NY caused a multi-car pile up. The flash flooding evolved into a minor to moderate river flood event mainly on the Susquehanna River and its tributaries in New York from Thursday night the 16th until Saturday the 18th.
Event Narrative A tornado touched down over the northern part of the town of Erin and tracked to the East-Northeast across Route 224 where it lifted on a hillside. Numerous trees were blown down and a garage collapsed. The winds that caused the damage are estimated between 70 and 80 mph.


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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 3 487.00K 0.00K
MILLPORT CHEMUNG CO. NY 11/16/2006 14:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ERIN CHEMUNG CO. NY 11/16/2006 14:50 EST-5 Tornado F1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SOUTHPORT CHEMUNG CO. NY 11/16/2006 14:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
VAN ETTEN CHEMUNG CO. NY 11/16/2006 14:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GROTON TOMPKINS CO. NY 11/16/2006 15:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
LOCKE CAYUGA CO. NY 11/16/2006 15:21 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
NEWARK VLY TIOGA CO. NY 11/16/2006 15:43 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
SYRACUSE ONONDAGA CO. NY 11/16/2006 15:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 64 kts. MG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
APALACHIN TIOGA CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
NICHOLS TIOGA CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
OWEGO TIOGA CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ROME ONEIDA CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
CORTLAND CORTLAND CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:05 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
ENDWELL BROOME CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:05 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
ITHACA TOMPKINS CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:05 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
LEWISTON MANOR ONONDAGA CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
VESTAL BROOME CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:05 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
DELHI DELAWARE CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
GENOA CAYUGA CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
MORRISVILLE MADISON CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
VENICE CENTER CAYUGA CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
BINGHAMTON BROOME CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GREENE CHENANGO CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
NORWICH CHENANGO CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
AUBURN CAYUGA CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:35 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CAZENOVIA MADISON CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:50 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
KIRKLAND ONEIDA CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
NEW HARTFORD ONEIDA CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
UTICA ONEIDA CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
SOUTH OTSELIC CHENANGO CO. NY 11/16/2006 16:56 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
UTICA ONEIDA CO. NY 11/16/2006 17:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
NORWICH CHENANGO CO. NY 11/16/2006 17:15 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
ENDICOTT BROOME CO. NY 11/16/2006 17:49 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN DELAWARE CO. NY 11/16/2006 18:20 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ONEONTA OTSEGO CO. NY 11/16/2006 18:20 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WELLS BRIDGE OTSEGO CO. NY 11/16/2006 18:20 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ONEONTA OTSEGO CO. NY 11/16/2006 18:25 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PORT CRANE BROOME CO. NY 11/16/2006 18:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 3 25.00K 0.00K
GREENE CHENANGO CO. NY 11/16/2006 18:39 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WALTON DELAWARE CO. NY 11/16/2006 18:45 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BOONVILLE ONEIDA CO. NY 11/16/2006 18:55 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MONTICELLO SULLIVAN CO. NY 11/16/2006 19:20 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
EATON MADISON CO. NY 11/16/2006 19:50 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BAINBRIDGE CHENANGO CO. NY 11/16/2006 19:52 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK DELAWARE CO. NY 11/16/2006 20:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
SHERBURNE CHENANGO CO. NY 11/16/2006 20:35 EST-5 Flood 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
VESTAL BROOME CO. NY 11/16/2006 20:57 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CHENANGO FORKS BROOME CO. NY 11/16/2006 21:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENE CHENANGO CO. NY 11/16/2006 22:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONKLIN BROOME CO. NY 11/17/2006 08:03 EST-5 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CORTLAND CORTLAND CO. NY 11/17/2006 13:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAINBRIDGE CHENANGO CO. NY 11/17/2006 16:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BINGHAMTON BROOME CO. NY 11/17/2006 22:52 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 3 487.00K 0.00K