National Weather Service Confirms Third CNY Tornado June 30th
A third tornado has been confirmed to have touched down in Central New York last Friday, June 30th. According to a Public Information Statement issued by the National Weather Service office out of Albany, the twister began near Mallory and Graffenburg Road in Sauquoit around 5:30pm and fizzled out about a half a mile away. The tornado packed winds of up to 100 mph. It was rated EF-1, which is the second lowest of six categories that are used to measure tornado strength.
According to Syracuse.com, the Sauquoit tornado was part of the same thunderstorm that hit the Vernon/Verona area less than an hour earlier. That storm had a maximum wind speed of 70 mph and downed power lines along Route 365 near Turning Stone Resort Casino. It was rated an EF-0, the lowest rating.
The third confirmed tornado to hit Upstate NY occurred in the village of Broadalbin in Fulton County just before 4:00 Friday afternoon. It was an EF-1 with winds of 90mph.
There were no injuries reported in any of the those tornadoes.
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