National Weather Service: Straight line wind damage in Central New York Sunday

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) According to the National Weather Service, Sunday’s severe thunderstorms produced straight line wind damage in Central New York. Not a tornado.

This determination was made based on social media pictures as well as radar imagery.

According to Dave Nicosia, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Binghamton, “We looked at the video of the funnel-like looking cloud that went across the fairgrounds yesterday and it is a shelf cloud along the leading edge of a gust front. There was no visible rotation. Gust fronts produce straight-line winds.  Based on this and reports on the ground this was a straight-line wind event between 60 and 70 mph.”

The threat of severe weather is over for our area, as cooler and drier air moves into our area from Canada Monday afternoon.

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