Tornado traveled 4.5 miles across Long Island
Bohemia, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – The National Weather Service has confirmed the touchdown of an F0 tornado in Suffolk Countyon Friday afternoon. The tornadowhile given the lo
west rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale still managed to cause significant damage by uprooting trees and throwing them into cars home and power lines with its 85 mile-per-hour winds.
After surveying the damage caused by the tornado, National Weather Service meteorologists were able to confirm it touched down on Widgeon court in Great River. It then headed North toward Ocean Avenue and Gary Way in Ronkonkoma where it lifted just under a mile West of MacArthur Airport. The most significant damage is said to have occurred in Bohemia between 8th Street and Feuereisen Avenue. A map tracking the path of the tornado can be found below. There are no reported injuries or deaths at this time.
The storm also caused significant flooding across the island as it dumped 1-2″ of rain in areas. Parts of major roadways needed to be shut down including parts of Sunrise Highway and the Northern and Southern State Parkways.
Here’s a look at some storm totals….
Tonight’s forecast includes some scattered late night showers and thunderstorms. Warm overnight temperatures and a high near 85 tomorrow will contribute towards more rainfall tomorrow that may result in a quarter of an inch and hopefully we’ll get some relief from continued rain by Monday.