Two tornadoes confirmed in Putnam County; Another crosses Hudson River near Saugerties

Photos of damage in Dutchess County via  New York State Police

Photos of damage in Dutchess County via New York State Police

 

Two tornadoes touched down in Putnam County last night, Tuesday, May 15, according to the National Weather Service. 

An EF1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 100 mph moved through a discontinuous path of 75 yards in Patterson, New York and an EF2 tornado with estimated peak winds of 110 mph moved through a path of 100 yards in Kent, New York.

There have been only four confirmed tornadoes in Putnam County since 1950, with two taking place yesterday (May 15) and the last recorded in 1990.

An EF1 tornado was also confirmed near Saugerties. The path started along Route 212 between Woodstock and Saugerties and moved east through the western and southern part of Saugerties before crossing the Hudson River and
ending in Tivoli, just south of Clermont State Historic Site.

Another tornado was confirmed in Newburgh. The EF0 tornado had estimated peak winds of 85 mph and moved through a path of 674 yards.