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Flooding, wind damage in WNY after storms Tuesday night

Powerful storms raced through WNY with large hail and severely damaging winds.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Intense thunderstorms plowed through portions Western New York Tuesday night with a few that lingered across northern Pennsylvania Wednesday morning. 

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, 24 storm reports have been collected related to these storms. These reports range from hail up to golf ball size, downed trees due to wind gusts as high as 65 - 70 mph, and flash flooding. The largest hail reports came from Grand Island, Lackawanna and East Concord which were gold ball size. Otherwise, most locations impacted by the hail received pea to quarter size hail, including downtown Buffalo. 

In addition to the powerful winds and hail, Tuesday night's storm brought torrential rain. In about an hour, locations picked up around 1" to an 1-1/4" of rainfall. This prompted Flash Flood Warnings to be issued as water began to drain and collect in many locations, including the metro area where water rescues took place overnight. 

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