SPC Stats Path length: 22.2 miles Width: 400 yards Fatalities: 4 Injuries: 247 Rating: F3 County: Hamilton, Clermont A significant tornado struck parts of the Cincinnati metro area during the evening time of August 9, 1969. It was one of 10 tornadoes confirmed this day and 1 of 2 F3s. The other Read more…
This early morning tornado is listed in the SPC database as one event starting in Staten Island moving across the Verrazano Narrows and moving into Brooklyn. When you read through the Storm Data Narratives though, it would appear we had a family of tornadoes.
Four tornadoes are found in the SPC Database for August 7, 2003. Two were in Palm Beach County, FL. The NWS Miami summary described this event as “unusual” for August to see such a strong tornado form in South Florida.
As with some past events, I had to put on my Sherlock Holmes hat with this one and do some sleuthing to figure out what exactly happened. The SPC has one tornado listed on August 3, 1963 and this is it: An F3 with a path length of 0.1 miles in Allegheny County, PA. There are several discrepancies that expand across our different sources.
It was an F3 that developed quickly, tracked about 1 mile and hit portions of Dane County, WI. It moved SE to the Northwest shore of Lake Mendota and lifted over the lake. Three cottages were destroyed and several other homes were damaged. Per Thomas Grazulis, “the cottages had appearance of F4 damage but probably not well constructed.”
It was a quick-hitting (1 mile path) tornado confirmed in Carroll County, VA on August 1, 1965. It hit about 2 miles east of Groundhog Mountain upsetting a trailer home. The home toppled down a bank and the 5 people inside were injured. 200+ trees were damaged and crops were flattened.