The National Weather Service reports a tornado with winds of 100 mph touched down for a brief period of time last Thursday night in Penn Yan.
The EF #1 tornado hit a barn, which collapsed, at 8:19 p.m. on East Swamp Road. It then continued into several fields lifting debris from the collapsed barn onto the fields. Along the path, the tornado took down several trees, which fell in different directions. The tornado continued eastward to Voak Road where it blew down a fence and another tree before lifting. Investigators estimate the tornado was on the ground for approximately two minutes.
We asked staff meteorologist Kevin Williams about the tornado that seemingly came out of nowhere.
No injuries were reported.