Western Rensselaer Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Record Report
Statement as of 5:41 PM EDT on July 29, 2014

...Record daily maximum wind speed set at Albany NY...

A peak wind gust of 37 mph...from the northwest...at Albany international Airport on July 23rd broke the standing daily maximum wind speed record for that date of 36 mph...from the northwest...set in 2012.

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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 3:37 PM EDT on July 29, 2014

...Public information statement...

...Tornado confirmed in Dalton Massachusetts...

Location...Dalton...Berkshire County...Massachusetts

Date...27 July 2014

Estimated time...455 PM

Maximum ef scale rating...EF1

Estimated maximum wind speed...90 mph

Estimated path width...20 yards

Path length...one quarter mile

Beginning lat/Lon...42.453303/-73.185270

Ending lat/Lon...42.450214/-73.183262

* fatalities...none * injuries...none

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS storm data.

...Summary... a short-lived tornado touched down in Dalton...Massachusetts on Sunday...July 27...2014. The tornado touched down in Greenridge Park along south street and moved southeast up a hill and ended behind residences along Lindsay drive. The tornado almost completely clear cut a path through the Forest that was 10 to 20 yards wide...leaving a noticeable trail. A microburst caused most of the damage in the subdivisions to the north...west and southwest of the tornado track. The microburst straight line winds moved from north northeast to south southwest. Direct damage from the microburst was mostly to Hardwood and softwood trees...although one house had part of its roof lifted up. The area affected by the microburst was large and bounded by Richard drive and Hubbard Avenue to the north and Lindsay drive...Pleasant View drive and Hubbard Ave to the south.