Ahead of the weekend, there were early warnings of a possible chance of tornado to touch down in Western New York. Chances were slim because Buffalo, New York typically has a low likelihood of being impacted by tornadoes, according to Risk Factor.  

However, one woman in Western New York believes that a mini cyclone may have touched down near her house this weekend. 

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Bailey Schrier, a resident in West Seneca, messaged the WYRK Facebook page, describing her observations.

Schrier said, “We believe a mini cyclone touched down. “We had a tree fall on our house and another tree fall on our garage in West Seneca, NY.”

You can take a look at some of those pictures below. 

Tornado Touched Down Near West Seneca, NY

Take a look at the damage from a mini cyclone in Western New York.

Gallery Credit: Bailey Schrier


While there have been no confirmations about a cyclone in Western New York, we did receive a warning ahead of the storms experienced towards the end of June. 

Patrick Hammer said there was a slight risk of tornadoes going into the weekend for June 28-30, so it makes sense if someone had one hit their yard (or get close) on Saturday. 

It is unfortunate, but the good news is that tornadoes rarely rear their ugly head in Western New York. 

In 2023, the state of New York only recorded 10 tornadoes throughout the year, with no fatalities. The previous year, there were only 7 tornadoes throughout the state, again without any fatalities, according to NY Databases

Hopefully we won’t have to deal with another tornado threat in the near future.

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