The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northern Herkimer County until 12:15 PM EDT.
At 11:29 AM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Star Lake to near Boonville, moving east at 55 mph. 60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include:
Speculator, Old Forge, Inlet, Blue Mountain Lake, Lake Eaton Campground, Brown Tract Pond Campground, Big Moose, Lake Durant Campground, Eighth Lake Campground, McKeever, Golden Beach Campground, Limekiln Lake Campground, Nicks Lake Campground, Eagle Bay, Forked Lake Public Campground, Raquette Lake, Alger Island Public Campground, Long Lake, Eagle Nest and Beaver River.
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.