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Old 07-26-2010
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The National Weather Service has preliminarily concluded that this storm included a tornado touching down in the Bronx before moving over Long Island Sound. See below:

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
400 PM EDT MON JUL 26 2010

...EF1 TORNADO DAMAGE CONFIRMED IN THE BRONX...

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LOCATION.......................NORTH RIVERDALE IN THE BRONX...ALONG
THE EASTERN SHORE THE HUDSON RIVER.
DATE...........................JULY 25 2010
ESTIMATED TIME.................250 TO 300 PM
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...EF1...AROUND 100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH.............100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH....................0.6 MILES
FATALITIES.....................NONE
INJURIES.......................7

A STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
AND THE NEW YORK CITY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONDUCTED A
SURVEY OF STORM DAMAGE FROM THE AFTERNOON OF JULY 25 2010.

DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH AN EF1 TORNADO WAS OBSERVED ALONG A PATH
ABOUT 0.6 MILES IN LENGTH. THIS DAMAGE EXTENDS FROM THE HEBREW HOME
FOR THE AGED ON PALISADES AVE. THE TORNADO PROCEEDED IN A
SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION TO APPROXIMATELY THE INTERSECTION OF WEST
254TH STREET AND RIVERDALE AVE.

STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH A MICROBURST WAS ALSO
OBSERVED IN THE AREA.

THIS IS THE SECOND TORNADO TO TOUCH DOWN IN THE BRONX SINCE 1950.
THE FIRST ONE WAS OBSERVED ON SEPTEMBER 2ND 1974.

THIS REPORT IS PRELIMINARY AND MORE INFORMATION WILL BE DISSEMINATED
AS IT IS RECEIVED.

APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO THE NEW YORK CITY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT.

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SMITH/CIEMNECKI
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