A severe thunderstorm WARNING is in effect for the following counties in central New York:
Central Cayuga county until 7:30am
West-central Onondaga county until 7:30am
A severe thunderstorm warning means that there is imminent danger for large hail, damaging winds, lightning and torrential rain in the path of the strongest part of the storm. You should seek shelter immediately.
If your area has a severe thunderstorm warning, here is what you should do:
-- If you are outdoors, get inside your home, a strong building, or in your car. If there is no building nearby, your best protection is in a cave or ditch. Boaters should head to shore immediately.
-- When indoors, go to an interior room on the lowest level. Stay away from windows and doors. Do not use electrical appliances. Do not use the telephone, except in an emergency.
-- If you are driving, pull over to the side of the road until the storm passes. Heavy rain with any thunderstorm can flood roads quickly. Never try to drive through an area where water covers the road, even if you think it is shallow. This water may sweep your vehicle away.
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-- Lightning Strikes
-- Watches/Warnings: (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.)
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If you see a severe weather, damaging winds, hail, or flooding, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service:
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
646 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL CAYUGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...
WEST CENTRAL ONONDAGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...
* UNTIL 730 AM EDT.
* AT 645 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
LEHIGH VLY JCT...AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
MONTEZUMA BY 654 AM EDT...
THROOPSVILLE BY 702 AM EDT...
AUBURN BY 704 AM EDT...
SENNETT BY 710 AM EDT...
JORDAN AND SKANEATELES BY 718 AM EDT...
MARCELLUS BY 728 AM EDT...
WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY...PLEASE REPORT HAIL...OR DAMAGING WINDS TO
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT
1-888-603-1402...OR BY EMAIL AT BGM.STORMREPORTNOAA.GOV.
IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM...SEEK SHELTER INDOORS AND STAY
AWAY FROM WINDOWS!
LAT...LON 4292 7628 4283 7684 4300 7692 4303 7681
4303 7650 4310 7650 4311 7648 4312 7647
TIME...MOT...LOC 1046Z 252DEG 26KT 4294 7676