All weather alerts and warnings have ended as of 4:45pm.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for the following counties in central New York:
Chenango until 4:45pm
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.
Stay updated with this storm with these links:
-- Interactive Doppler Radar: http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/interactive.aspx
-- Triple Doppler Radar: http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/radar.aspx
-- Lightning Strikes: Lightning Strikes: http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/images/uploaded/lightning.JPG
-- Watches/Warnings: http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/images/uploaded/warnings.JPG (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.)
-- Follow CNY Central Meteorologists on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CNYcentral/cnycentralweather
Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service:
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTEDSEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY344 PM EDT FRI AUG 2 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHERN BROOME COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK... SOUTHERN CHENANGO COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK... NORTHEASTERN TIOGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...
* UNTIL 445 PM EDT.
* AT 340 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR NANTICOKE...AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR... LISLE BY 350 PM EDT... WHITNEY POINT BY 354 PM EDT... CASTLE CREEK BY 358 PM EDT... GREENE BY 412 PM EDT... BRISBEN BY 418 PM EDT... COVENTRY BY 424 PM EDT...
WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY...PLEASE REPORT HAIL...OR DAMAGING WINDS TOTHE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT1-888-603-1402...OR BY EMAIL AT BGM.STORMREPORTNOAA.GOV.
IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM...SEEK SHELTER INDOORS AND STAYAWAY FROM WINDOWS!