Tornado Touched Down In New York For Only Second Time Ever In February: Here’s Where

Aiexpress – The National Weather Service recently announced that a powerful storm, accompanied by a cold front, brought damaging gusty winds to New York last week, resulting in a tornado touchdown.

The damage survey revealed that the incident occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28th, in Broome County. The location of the event was in Castle Creek, a hamlet situated about 10 miles north of Binghamton.

The maximum wind speed was estimated to be 100 miles per hour.

The tornado covered a distance of 0.61 miles and had a width of 150 yards.

The tornado received a rating of EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which is the second-weakest level.


The weather service reported that several large trees were uprooted, and fragments of barns were transformed into “missiles” and crashed into the ground.

There were no reported injuries.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this is only the second time a tornado has been confirmed in the state during the month of February.

On February 24, 1975, another one occurred in Cattaraugus County in western NY.

Tornadoes are classified into six categories according to the EF scale.

    • EF0 – Weak, winds of 65 to 85 mph
    • EF1 – Weak, winds of 86 to 110 mph
    • EF2 – Strong, winds of 111 to 135 mph
    • EF3 – Strong, winds of 136 to 165 mph
    • EF4 – Violent, winds. of 166 to 200 mph
    • EF5 – Violent, winds of more than 200 mph

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