Huge Tornado Touched Down in New York State
The weather on Tuesday was much cooler in New York state than it had been the previous week.
Temperatures went from the mid-to-high 80's to the high 60's and low 70's. It happened after a very active weather day on Monday.
The entire northeast and east coast had to endure heavy and in some cases, severe thunderstorms, which ramped up mid-afternoon on Monday. That continued into Monday night and depending on where you were, there may have been damaging winds, torrential downpours and even hail.
There was also the threat of a tornado. The worst of the threat was in states like Pennsylvania and Maryland, but there was a heighted risk of them in New York as well.
On Tuesday night, we learned that not only did a tornado did touch down in New York state on Monday, it was about as big a tornado as you can see in New York.
The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-3 tornado touched down in Lewis County on Monday night. The twister started at 7:42 pm EST and had a max wind speed of 140 mph.
The tornado reached a max width of 700 feet and went an amazing 16 miles before stopping. The best news here is there were no deaths or injuries.
The tornado started in the Town of Lewis and ended in the Town of Turin.
This tornado hit a part of the state that was not very populated. We're fortunate that there were no injuries with this weather event. The forecast called for potentially bad conditions and that did happen on Monday evening.