Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Parts Of The Area


High Winds A Concern

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Central New York, including Southern Oneida County and Madison County. The Warning is in effect until 4:00PM.

At 3:09 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Erieville to near Cazenovia, moving east at 25 mph. These storms have the ability to produce 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected, along with wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include: Oneida, Kirkland, Lenox, Verona, Westmoreland, Eaton, Chittenango, Canastota, Paris and Hamilton.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

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