A Brooklyn Tornado is a Rarity

By: Candice Sorensen Email
By: Candice Sorensen Email

7:53 PM EDT, August 8, 2007
BC-NY--Severe Weather

Tornadoes, like the one that touched down Wednesday in Brooklyn and Staten Island, are a rarity in New York. Meteorologists believed Wednesday's storm produced the first tornado in Brooklyn since 1889. The National Weather Service had records of only a few other twisters in the city:

_ Oct. 27, 2003: A tornado classified as an F-0, the lowest possible severity, glances Staten Island.

_ Oct. 28, 1995: An F-1 tornado touches down on Staten Island, causing light damage.

_ Aug. 10, 1990: Three people are injured by an F-0 tornado on Staten Island.

_ Nov. 5, 1985: Six people are hurt by an F-1 tornado in Queens.

_ Sept. 2, 1974: An early morning tornado in the Bronx is later ranked an F-1.

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