Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued


UPDATE 2:07pm

Affected Jurisdictions:  Dutchess, Ulster Counties

Headline:  Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued August 02 at 1:56PM EDT until August 02 at 3:00PM EDT by NWS Albany

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...East central Ulster County in east central New York...Northwestern Dutchess County in east central New York...* Until 300 PM EDT* At 155 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Kingston,moving east at 15 mph.HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.SOURCE...Radar indicated.IMPACT...Minor damage to vehicles is possible. Expect wind damageto trees, and power lines.* This severe thunderstorm will be near,Lake Katrine around 200 PM EDT.Kingston and Port Ewen around 210 PM EDT.Rhinebeck around 220 PM EDT.Red Hook and Staatsburg around 225 PM EDT.Pine Plains and Stanfordville around 300 PM EDT.Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include RollingMeadows, Salt Point, Norrie Heights, Rosendale, Maple Hill, Atwood,Sweet Meadows, Linden Acres, Hillside and Marbletown.HAIL...1.00INWIND...60MPH

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of abuilding.Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to groundlightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately.Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you canhear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead toflash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.Please report hail size...damaging winds and reports of trees down tothe National Weather Service by email at Alb.Stormreport@noaa.gov...On Facebook at www.facebook.com/nwsalbany or twitter @nwsalbany


Original Story:

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been posted by the National Weather Service.  Here is the text of the alert.


The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...Northeastern Ulster County in east central New York...* Until 130 PM EDT* At 1238 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over West Shokan,or 14 miles west of Kingston, moving east at 15 mph.HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.SOURCE...Radar indicated.IMPACT...Minor damage to vehicles is possible. Expect wind damageto trees, and power lines.* This severe thunderstorm will be near,Kenneth L Wilson Campground around 1250 PM EDT.Olivebridge around 1255 PM EDT.West Hurley around 100 PM EDT.High Falls around 120 PM EDT.Hurley and Tillson around 125 PM EDT.Kingston around 130 PM EDT.Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include RollingMeadows, Rosendale, Maple Hill, Glenford, Palentown, Atwood, SweetMeadows, Pacama, Brodhead and Hillside.HAIL...1.00INWIND...60MPH

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of abuilding.Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to groundlightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately.Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you canhear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead toflash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.Please report hail size...damaging winds and reports of trees down tothe National Weather Service by email at Alb.Stormreport@noaa.gov...On Facebook at www.facebook.com/nwsalbany or twitter @nwsalbany



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