Severe Thunderstorms

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Severe T-storms knocks down wires & trees in Buffalo

Aug 4, 2017
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Another round of wild weather impacted the Buffalo Niagara region Friday. Severe thunderstorms affected many parts of the Western New York area early Friday afternoon.

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Evening thunderstorms are expected to close out Father's Day.

Severe thunderstorms swept through Western New York Saturday night. The Southern Tier counties were particularly hard hit by strong winds and heavy rains. A tornado warning was issued for parts of Cattaraugus County. But so far, the National Weather Service says there is no evidence of an actual tornado touching down.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers should be cautious during this weekend's severe thunderstorms.

Heavy rains and strong winds battered the Buffalo area during the afternoon commute Tuesday.

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A powerful batch of severe thunderstorms rolled across the Western New York region late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service is confirming that two tornadoes touched down in Chautauqua County during Monday's fast-moving storms.  The category EF-2 twisters hit Westfield and Fredonia.  An EF-2 tornado has winds starting at 112 miles per hour. 

Teams from the weather service's Buffalo office traveled to Chautauqua County Tuesday to survey the damage.  Meteorologist Bill Hibbert says a tornado in November is a first for the region.