A total of 46 tornadoes occurred on May 31, 1998. The focus of this summary will be on the 32 tornadoes that ravaged parts of New York and Pennsylvania. 22 Tornadoes ripped through Pennsylvania, and 10 through New York. The 22 tornadoes on this day in PA is a state record.
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.
Canada F0/EF0 F1/EF1 F2/EF2 F3/EF3 F4/EF4 F5/EF5 Funnel Feature May New York Ohio Ontario Outbreak Pennsylvania Tornado History
A Funnel Feature by Guest Writer Nick Wilkes about the violent tornado outbreak that hit parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario on May 31, 1985.