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Tornado touchdown confirmed in Canajoharie

The National Weather Service confirms an EF0 tornado touchdown in Canajoharie from yesterday's thunderstorms.

Posted: Oct 8, 2020 10:03 PM

The National Weather Service confirms an EF 0 tornado touchdown in Canajoharie from yesterday's thunderstorms.  Here are the details:

ESTIMATED TIME... 3:14pm EDT

MAXIMUM EF SCALE RATING... EF0

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED... 85 mph

ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH... 20 yards

PATH LENGTH... 75 yards

...SUMMARY...
The storm survey team observed a nearly destroyed barn with metal siding strewn about the property. A tree was also toppled. This was the only damage. The tornado was very short-lived. It spun up on the QLCS line moving through the area.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

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