National Weather Service says tornados hit Johnstown, Saratoga Springs

National Weather Service says tornados hit Johnstown, Saratoga Springs

August 22, 2019 04:39 PM

The National Weather Service confirms that two tornadoes touched down during the storm Wednesday.

The first was in Johnstown. A survey team found a small area where damage was consistent with an EF1 tornado. They believe the tornado touched down at 2:24 p.m. and reached maximum wind speeds of 85mph.

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The damage was limited to uprooted trees along a path that extended from Johnson Avenue to Pleasant Avenue.

The second tornado hit Saratoga Springs at 3:35 p.m. That one was also rated as an EF1 with a maximum wind speed of 105mph.

Several trees were uprooted and a few were snapped in the area of Gilbert Road. There was also extensive damage to a home near the intersection of Route 29 and Schallehn Road. Dozens of trees were down in that area.

There were no reports of injuries related to either tornado.

The weather service says these findings are preliminary and could be subject to change.


Chris Rooney

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