Skip to comments.5/19/06 1030-EDT Tornado in NYC
Posted on 05/19/2006 8:08:43 AM PDT by Atomic Vomit
Tornado touch down on upper Newark Bay. No reports yet of damage. Heavy squalls continue in area.
No way. How infrequently does this happen in the NYC area?
Funnel was over upper Newark Bay. It's direction of travel was NNW- slow.
Funnel lasted about 10 minutes.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Warning Issue Date: 1037 AM EDT FRI MAY 19 2006
NEW YORK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...
EASTERN HUDSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...
* UNTIL 1115 AM EDT...
* AT 1028 AM...SEVERAL TRAINED SPOTTERS AS WELL AS LOCAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT HAVE REPORTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
NICKEL SIZE HAIL. THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTS OF A POSSIBLE FUNNEL
CLOUD. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR JERSEY CITY...OR ABOUT NEAR
BAYONNE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.
* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
BATTERY PARK...HOBOKEN...UNION CITY AND MIDTOWN MANHATTAN
IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY
IN A STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.
LAT...LON 4065 7411 4065 7404 4077 7396 4080 7406
And here I didn't know they had mobile homes there!
I don't remember the last time NYC got a tornado. Here in Jersey, we get one or two a year. Dinky ones.
These are the first pictures online.
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That looks like a waterspout, which are much weaker than tornados and happen frequently in coastal areas during squally weather.
Holy cats. Incredible pics!
I'm not even going to say what that tornado looks like.
Is that a tornado or a water spout? Any way the pictures are great. Hope nobody was hurt.
Cool photos. A loud rumbling of thunder just sounded here in Manhattan about ten minutes ago.
Dang. I'm in NYC and I didn't hear or see anything about it.
I was hoping for U.N. HQ
So I guess NYC is part of "Tornado Alley" now?
Or maybe we should call it the "Tornado Docks"?
How often? Well ...
From the New York City Office of Emergency Management
Tornadoes and NYC
Though generally associated with the central United States, tornadoes occasionally occur in New York City. In October 1985, an F1 tornado touched down in Queens, injuring six people. In August 1990, an F0 tornado struck Staten Island, injuring three people. A more intense F1 tornado struck Staten Island again in October 1995, causing some property damage, but no injuries. Most recently, an F0 tornado and a "gustnado" occurred in Staten Island's Bullshead and Willowbrook areas on October 27, 2003. The F0 tornado was responsible for uprooting eight trees and causing minor property damage and the "gustnado" uprooted a 30-foot pine tree - there were no injuries.
Great pics! Good job!
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