Weather service confirms tornado touched down in Steuben County
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:05:34 GMT —
A survey team from the National Weather Service confirms that a tornado packing 100-mph winds touched down in central New York, uprooting some trees and damaging a barn.
The storm hit Saturday evening near the Steuben County town of Troupsburg, about 100 miles southwest of Syracuse. The weather service says the tornado was classified as EF-1, the second weakest category, which can have winds of 86 to 110 mph.
The tornado's track was confirmed 13 miles away from Troupsburg in Rathbone, where the top wind speed was estimated at 95 mph. The wind speed at Troupsburg and Woodhull was estimated at 100 mph.