As we start to wrap up our series on the History of Tornadoes in New York, we move a little further west to Cayuga County.

Cayuga County is a low-risk area for tornadoes, seeing an average of zero tornadoes a year. According to Homefacts, Cayuga County has only seen 22 tornadoes between 1950 and 2014. Out of all the counties we've looked at, only one has had less wicked storms than Cayuga County - And that was Herkimer County (with only 15 reported between that same time period).

Only one death has been reported from tornadoes in this area. That storm happened on May 2, 1983 and had a rating of F3. Five people have had injuries due to tornadoes hitting Cayuga County, and it all happened with one storm on July 13, 1986.

Let's take a look at the reported tornadoes for Cayuga County and their strengths, according to Homefacts:

Sept. 9, 1960 - F1
June 11, 1963 - F0
June 2, 1969 - F3
June 27, 1978 - F1
June 9, 1980 - F1
Sept. 8, 1981 - F1
May 2, 1983 - F3
May 2, 1983 - F3
July 13, 1986 - F1
Aug. 28, 1990 - F0
Apr. 30, 1991 - F1
June 15, 1993 - F0
July 29, 1993 - F0
Aug. 24, 1993 - F1
May 26, 1994 - F0
Aug. 20, 1994 - F1
July 28, 2002 - F1
Apr. 18, 2004 - F0
July 29, 2006 - F0
June 21, 2007 - EF1 --> First tornado reported after the switch to "EF" rating
June 28, 2010 - EF0
Aug. 21, 2011 - EF2

As you can see from the dates above, June seems to be the busiest month for the chance of tornadoes in Cayuga County. 1993 was the most active year, with three of these storms being reported.

You can compare the tornado history in Cayuga County to other counties around New York, by clicking the link below:

 

 


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