East Farmingdale, NY- The weather over the weekend, shattered previously held records and beliefs about what severe thunderstorms could do to Long Island, especially in the month of November. Up until this past weekend, far as records go back, there had been no confirmed Tornadoes on Long Island for the month of November. That all changed on Saturday when a storm system moved through the area spinning off four twisters. The National Weather Service confirmed Tornadoes in three towns early on Monday, before confirming a fourth out east, later in the day. The fourth tornado, an EF0, moved through Remsenburg to Westhampton. The storm toppled trees, damaged several roofs and caused considerable damage to the Department of Public Works Salt Barn.
The full report from the National Weather Service New York
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 331 PM EST MON NOV 15 2021 ...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/13/2021 TORNADO EVENT... ...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN REMSENBURG TO WESTHAMPTON, NY... OVERVIEW...A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM IN COORDINATION WITH SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES CONFIRMED AN EF0 TORNADO IN REMSENBURG NY TO WESTHAMPTON NY AREA. A NARROW TORNADO OF 35 YD WIDTH LIKELY TOUCHED DOWN AT THE CORNER OF RING NECK RD AND SOUTH COUNTRY ROAD AND THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST ACROSS RIVERVIEW AND CRESTVIEW DRIVE, THEN CONTINUING NORTHEAST OVER BRUSHY NECK LANE AND JAGGER LANE COURT, UP TO THE BEND IN MONTAUK HIGHWAY NEAR EAST RIDGE COURT. SEVERAL LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED AND LAYING IN NORTHEAST DIRECTION ALONG THIS PATH, SNAPPED AT THE TRUNK OR HAD LARGE BRANCHES SHEARED, WITH COLLATERAL POWER LINE AND POWER POLE DAMAGE. SEVERAL SMALLER SHRUBS AND YOUNG TREES WERE ALSO FLATTENED TO THE GROUND. IN ADDITION, MINOR ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED FOR SEVERAL HOUSE ALONG THIS PATH. THEREAFTER THE TORNADO LIKELY SKIPPED ALONG CONTINUING NORTHEAST ACROSS THE CEMETERY AT STATION ROAD TO THE UNION OF HAZELWOOD AND RODGERS AVENUE AND SOUTH PERIMETER ROAD, WITH THE ABOVE DESCRIBES DAMAGE BEING MORE INTERMITTENT. THE MOST EXTENSIVE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED AT THE END OF THE VISIBLE TORNADIC PATH AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS SALT BARN ON SOUTH PERIMETER ROAD ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF WESTHAMPTON GABRESKI AIRPORT. THE NORTH FACING REINFORCED CINDER WALL OF THE SALT BARN WAS BLOWN OUT. INDICATIONS ARE THE ROOF MAY HAVE BRIEFLY LIFTED AS SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WITH THE TORNADIC CIRCULATION BLASTED INTO THE SOUTH FACING OPENING, CULMINATING IN THE NORTH WALL BEING BLOWNOUT. BASED ON RADAR VELOCITY SIGNATURES AND DAMAGE ORIENTATION IN RELATION TO THE GENERAL NORTHEAST MOTION OF THE PARENT STORM, THE DAMAGE SURVEY ABOVE IS DETERMINED TO BE EF0 TORNADIC DAMAGE WITH WINDS OF 70 TO 85 MPH. THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO THANK SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES AND NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES LONG ISLAND SECTOR, IN ASSISTING IN THE SURVEY AND HELPING FORMULATE THIS PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT. START LOCATION...REMSENBURG, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY END LOCATION...WESTHAMPTON, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY DATE...NOVEMBER 13, 2021 ESTIMATED TIME...3:53 PM TO 4:00 PM MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...35 YARDS PATH LENGTH...3.5 MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.808641, -72.694852 ENDING LAT/LON...40.832296, -72.633292 * FATALITIES...0 * INJURIES...0 && 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 * THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.
Photo: A tree snapped in half by a Tornado in Shirley, November 14, 2021. Photo by Brett Levine