Storm Damage, Possible Tornado, and Record Rain

7:12 PM, May 29, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y. --  There were reports of flooding and thunderstorm damage late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning for Western New York and northern PA.  

A possible tornado happened late Tuesday evening near Erie, PA.  There were reports of building damage in Union City, southeast of Erie.  As the severe storm moved to the east there were also reports of a quarter mile of tree tops down in Youngsville, Warren county, and wind damage in Bradford, McKean county. 

The weak tornado potentially affected several counties but only actually touched down a few times.

National Weather Service meteorologists are on location assessing the damage to confirm the possible tornado.  More details are expected this afternoon.

Flash flooding was reported near Jamestown on Moon Road and Horton Road.  Also flooding was reported in East Randolph, and New Albion.

Large trees were reported down in locations such as the Chautauqua Institute and Kennedy.

Buffalo received record daily rainfall on Tuesday of 1.57" which breaks the old record of 0.8".

Many locations in Western New York received more than 2" of rain in a 24 hour period from Tuesday morning until Wednesday morning.  North Tonawanda received 2.82", Sherman 2.8", Elma 2.67", Ripley 2.6", and Clarence Center 2.42".

Today: Mix of clouds and sun with scattered rain and storms again in the afternoon. Slight risk of a few strong storms late.  Breezy and warmer with a high of 81.

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy, chance of a few storms. Low 64.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, warm and humid with a high of 87. Cooler near the lakes.

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