Saratoga County

National Weather Service: Tornado confirmed Saturday in Stillwater

Friends and family work on clearing debris at the home of Myles and Kristen Mohan after a possible tornado hit ground Saturday evening on McDermott Road, off County Route 75, in #Stillwater #518wx @NWSAlbany pic.twitter.com/ql45O28oQX


— Erica Miller (@EricaPhotog) August 30, 2020
Friends and family work on clearing debris at the home of Myles and Kristen Mohan after a possible tornado hit ground Saturday evening on McDermott Road, off County Route 75, in #Stillwater #518wx @NWSAlbany pic.twitter.com/ql45O28oQX — Erica Miller (@EricaPhotog) August 30, 2020

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STILLWATER – A tornado caused the damage Saturday night along McDermott Road in Stillwater, including destroying a mobile home, the National Weather Service confirmed Sunday.

Meanwhile, friends and family of Myles and Kristen Mohan worked Sunday to clean up the mess left behind by the storm.

The weather service recorded one injury due to the storm.

The tornado remained on the ground for about a quarter mile just before 5:30 p.m. and had maximum winds of 100 mph and a width of about 50 yards, the service said. The wind speed made the tornado an EF1 tornado.

The service noted severe damage to the mobile home on McDermott, near the intersection of Route 75, and several uprooted trees.

“Witnesses and video of the storm indicating clear rotation and a tornado,” the service’s report reads.

Photos: Images of Saturday night’s damage in Stillwater

The service also confirmed a tornado in nearby Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County. That tornado lasted about a mile and a quarter, with maximum winds of 110 mph and a width of 100 yards.

That tornado caused significant damage to the roof of a house on Verbeck Avenue and a a shed in the back of the house was destroyed. No injuries were reported. That tornado was also classified as an EF1, the second lowest on the six-level scale.

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