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29augAll DaySchaghticoke (Rensselaer County, NY)

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Start Time:  5:42 pm EDT

End Time:  5:44 pm EDT

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds:  110 mph

Path length:  1.25 miles

Width:  110 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County:  Rensselaer

State:  New York

Start Lat/Lon:  42.916 / -73.595

End Lat/Lon:  42.904 / -73.578


An EF1 tornado with maximum winds of 110 mph occurred in the town of Schaghticoke, NY, during the evening of August 29, 2020. Significant damage was done to the roof of a house on Verbeck Avenue, and a shed in the backyard of the house was destroyed. Several large trees were uprooted near the house. Farther to the southeast, several trees were downed near a cemetery near the intersection of Routes 40 and 67. Damage was also done to the roof of a high school and elementary school in this area.


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