Tornadoes hit NYC; Violent storms tear through DC

In New York, the first tornado struck Breezy Point on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. The second, stronger tornado hit the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, around 10 minutes after the first.Videos taken by bystanders in New York showed a funnel cloud sucking up water, then sand, and then small pieces of buildings.Later Saturday, Meteorologist Andy [...]





Severe weather spawns tornado sightings

<!–Saxotech Paragraph Count: 11–>ACCOMAC — Residents of the Eastern Shore of Virginia on Saturday again were riddled by numerous reports of tornadoes and funnel clouds, the third time this summer that severe weather has spawned such reports.The National Weather Service reported a tornado touched down near Melfa, ripping the roof from a mobile home.High winds, [...]





Latest Weather Events Normal or an Anomaly

Recently used weather terms, including haboobs and derechos (pronounced day-ray-cho), may leave some wondering what the unfamiliar words mean. Weather experts say these terms have been around a long time and have just been picked up by mass media. A derecho is defined as a widespread and fast-moving line of severe straight-line winds and bands [...]





National Weather Service: Severe thunderstorm warning lifted as region gets …

Severe thunderstorms hit Western Massachusetts, June 9, 2011

06/09/11- Springfield-Staff Photo by Dave Roback-Cars hit standing water during Thursday afternoon’s storm on Birnie Ave in Springfield. SPRINGFIELD — A severe thunderstorm warning for the region has been lifted, but the National Weather Service predicts more wet weather for Wednesday evening. Much of western Massachusetts, including the greater Springfield area, remains under a flood [...]





NWS: No repeat today of Thursday’s violent storm

By Pantagraph staffBLOOMINGTON — Emergency responders reported Friday morning that there were no one was injured after Thursday’s late afternoon storm that damaged multiple commercial buildings and houses, knocked down trees and left a lot of clean-up in its wake on Bloomington’s far west side.Curtis Hawk, director of the McLean County Emergency Management Agency, said [...]





Tornado hits south shore of Long Island, topples trees during violent storm – The Star-Ledger

The Associated Press

Published: Friday, August 10, 2012, 9:30 PM     Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012, 9:52 PM By The Associated Press The Associated Press Follow Share Email Print BOHEMIA, N.Y. — A small tornado touched down on the south shore of Long Island today during a violent thunderstorm that uprooted trees and damaged homes, the National Weather [...]





National Weather Service investigating whether a tornado touched down in the …

SIDNEY, N.Y. — A National Weather Service team investigating a severe storm in the Binghamton area says there was a downburst and not a tornado. Meteorologists say downburst winds of up to 85 mph on Sunday evening hit the rural town of …





NASCAR should have stopped Pocono race sooner

A man was killed and nine others were injured Sunday during a violent thunderstorm that tore across Pocono Raceway in northeast Pennsylvania. Although track officials advised crowds to seeks shelter, NASCAR allowed cars to continue to race around the track far too long. For days, the threat of severe weather in the Northeast U.S. …





Town Prepares for Potentially Severe Weather

Update 9:53 p.m.  The town seems to have escaped the worst of severe weather that spawned some tornados in New York and violent storms in Southern Connecticut. Some thunder and lightning was evident in town as seen by the attached photos courtesy of the Cleaves family.  Earlier Story  The National Weather Service has forecasted severe [...]