The warnings for Onondaga, Cortland, and Cayuga counties have been cancelled.
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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Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service
WUUS51 KBGM 101343
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
943 AM EDT TUE SEP 10 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN CAYUGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...
NORTHERN CORTLAND COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...
SOUTHERN ONONDAGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...
* UNTIL 1045 AM EDT.
* AT 941 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
OTISCO...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
OTISCO BY 948 AM EDT...
SCOTT BY 956 AM EDT...
TULLY BY 1000 AM EDT...
PREBLE BY 1004 AM EDT...
EAST HOMER BY 1012 AM EDT...
TRUXTON BY 1014 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.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING MEANS THAT SEVERE WEATHER IS OCCURRING
OR IS IMMINENT. WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH...HAIL ONE INCH IN
DIAMETER OR LARGER...VERY HEAVY RAIN...AND DEADLY LIGHTNING ARE ALL
LIKELY. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS SEVERE STORM MOVE TO SAFE
LAT...LON 4278 7589 4256 7588 4251 7593 4260 7624
4285 7641 4298 7628
TIME...MOT...LOC 1343Z 308DEG 26KT 4284 7628