Check out the worst tornadoes in state history

Since 1950, New York has experienced more than 500 tornadoes, the majority being relatively weak EF0 and EF1 tornadoes. However, the state has also witnessed a few significant tornadoes, including the devastating tornado of May 31, 1985, which produced several powerful tornadoes, including an EF4 in Chenango County.

Although tornadoes are less common in New York than in areas like the Midwest, they remain a notable and sometimes destructive aspect of the state’s weather history.

Tornadoes in New York: a story of tornadoes

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration followed tornadoes in New York since 1950, providing data on their journey and impact.

This interactive map, featuring tornado data from January 1950, provides detailed information, including estimates of damage and injuries or deaths caused by recent tornadoes.

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This article originally appeared on the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: New York Tornado Database: See the Worst Tornadoes in State History

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