899  
NOUS41 KBGM 232054  
PNSBGM  
NYZ009-018-036-037-044>046-240100-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY  
454 PM EDT WED AUG 23 2017  
 
...MULTIPLE TORNADOES CONFIRMED ON AUGUST 22 2017 IN CENTRAL NEW  
YORK...  
   
..TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR GEORGETOWN IN MADISON COUNTY NEW YORK
 
 
LOCATION...GEORGETOWN IN MADISON COUNTY NEW YORK  
DATE...AUGUST 22 2017  
ESTIMATED TIME...455 PM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...30 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH... 0.1 MILE  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.8052N / 75.7402W  
ENDING LAT/LON...42.8055N / 75.7389W  
* FATALITIES...0  
* INJURIES...0  
 
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON NY HAS CONFIRMED A  
TORNADO NEAR GEORGETOWN IN MADISON COUNTY NEW YORK ON AUGUST  
22 2017.  
 
A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN ALONG PARKER HILL ROAD IN  
GEORGETOWN, NY. THE TORNADO DID EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A FOREST  
LARGELY COMPOSED OF NORWAY SPRUCE AND OTHER SOFTWOOD CONIFERS. THE  
TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS VERY NARROW ONLY BEING 30 YARDS WIDE AND  
THE LENGTH WAS ABOUT ONE TENTH OF A MILE. MANY LARGE SPRUCES WERE  
SNAPPED CONSISTENT WITH LOW END EF1 DAMAGE.  
 
THIS INFORMATION WILL BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/BGM  
IN THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS.  
 
FOR REFERENCE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES  
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:  
 
EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH  
 

 
   
..TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BROOKFIELD IN MADISON COUNTY NEW YORK
 
 
 
LOCATION...BROOKFIELD IN MADISON COUNTY IN NEW YORK  
DATE...AUGUST 22 2017  
ESTIMATED TIME...525 PM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...0.4 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.8572N / 75.4320W  
ENDING LAT/LON...42.8606N / 75.4246W  
* FATALITIES...0  
* INJURIES...0  
 
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON NY HAS CONFIRMED A  
TORNADO NEAR BROOKFIELD IN MADISON COUNTY IN NEW YORK ON AUGUST  
22 2017.  
 
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A FIELD WEST OF MASON ROAD IN BROOKFIELD  
NY. THE TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN A COUPLE DOZEN TREES, PARTIALLY BLEW  
ROOFS OFF TWO BARNS AND RIPPED A ROOF OFF A GREENHOUSE. ONE HOME  
LOST A FEW SHINGLES. THE TORNADO TRACKED EAST NORTHEAST AND WAS ON  
THE GROUND FOR A LITTLE LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE. THE WIDTH OF THE  
TORNADO WAS ABOUT 150 YARDS.  
 
THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT  
WEATHER.GOV/BGM.  
 
FOR REFERENCE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES  
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:  
 
EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH  
 

 
DAVID NICOSIA  
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY  
 
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