Posted tagged ‘Macroburst’


September 17, 2010

As per The National Weather Service, and the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM,) 2 Tornadoes, including a Very Strong Macroburst landed in New York City!!!!!!!!!!!

1st Tornado touched down in Brooklyn first, an EF0

2nd Tornado touched down 1.5 South of Flushing, an EF1, with Max speeds of 100 mph.

A Macroburst, which is an element of the storm creating the tornadoes, and The Most Dangerous in this days events, crashed through Forest Hills , with Wind Gusts of 125 MPH, with an initial gust of wind @125 MPH, 1.5 miles wide, widening to 5 miles, and 8 miles long!!!!. This Macroburst was EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, the Most Dangerous of the days events, due to the Highest Impact, Largest Path of Destruction and the extended duration of this Macroburst. The Downdraft of Air  actually Slammed down on Forest Hills & Middle Village, creating sustained Winds of  125mph, 1.5 miles wide, which  expanded to 5 miles wide and 8 miles long. A huge path of destruction. I just saw the video of the explanation again, and had to repeat it, as it is an Enormous force of energy when you think about it.

Initially, the Experts called this a Microburst, but later corrected this to a Macroburst. A Macroburst is at 2.5 miles wide, which this was, and had a duration of approx. 15 minutes. We had a very Destructive Macroburst!!

Forest Hills had the Most Severe Damage of all the Boroughs, due to it being hit the Hardest by this Macroburst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See here >>

confirmed that two tornadoes and a macroburst


September 16, 2010

Trees down, Parking Signs twisted off, Windows blown out, and the list goes on. Forest Hills looked like a War Zone that Nature Attacked. I saw a street sign, you know, with  the angle iron and the tiny holes in the center, and this metal post was twisted a few degrees. It looked like Superman took 2 hands, and twisted it in the opposite directions, causing it to have a twist turn to it. And this twist started 4 feet up the pole. I don’t know if the Tornado did it, but I have never saw a street sign post twisted like this one. A street sign next to it was snapped off, but I could not see where on the pole it snapped.I have never seen anything like this. This made any Hurricane we ever had look like a cake walk. Scaffoldings were strewn all over the Place. More than just a strong gust of wind. This episode lasted approx. 2-3 minutes, according to witnesses. A man in the Barber Shop on 71st. Rd. in Forest Hills felt pressure in his ears as it struck, and Glass was all over the place, as well as street signs, etc. Emergency Vehicles were all over with their lights Flashing. It was really everyone for themselves and friendly neighbors, because if you would have needed Emergency Services of any kind, they would have been too busy responding to downed power lines, etc. In addition, Cell Phone service was intermittent. Wait till there is a longer, sustained catastrophe, Everyone will really have a tough time, and have to rely on the person next to them for help, as Emergency Services will really be jammed up. Most could not get down the streets, due to Trees that weighed tons blocking them.

Traffic was at a stand still, and people were taking pictures and talking about the Tornado.

I don’t know if the National Weather Service have confirmed this as a Tornado that struck Forest Hills, But if they do, I believe this will be the first Tornado on record, that has ever Twisted through Forest Hills.



Downdraft of 125 mph wind, initially 1.5 mile wide, expanding to 2.5 miles wide and 8 miles long. It was a Huge Path of Destruction!

See here >>

confirmed that two tornadoes and a macroburst touched down in New York City.