Weather Service Confirms Low-Grade Tornado Hit Long Island

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) -

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a low-grade tornado touched down on Long Island.

Newsday reports that the tornado had winds of about 85 mph when it landed for three minutes in Ronkonkoma at 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

It caused some damage to homes. Several trees landed on cars.

The tornado’s path was 400 yards long and 200 yards wide.