A preliminary survey by the National Weather Service indicates that damage in the town of Java, Wyoming County is consistent with a tornado.
That preliminary investigation suggested that the tornado was an EF-2, with a path of damage roughly 10 miles long.
Meteorologists spotted rotation on the storm as it moved from Western New York into the Finger Lakes.
The damage field from the suspected tornado runs from Java to Gainesville with a width of approximately 200 yards over the course of 15 minutes.
If verified in the final assessment by the National Weather Service, it would be a rare occurrence for Upstate New York.
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