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Thunderstorms, hail to hit Queens; flood warning issued
News Billy Rennison 8/15/2012 at 1:03PM

Rain has already begun falling in Queens and strong winds and quarter-sized hail may follow. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the borough warning of heavy rain, hail, lightning strikes and gusts of winds up to 60 mph. Up to two inches of rain per hour is expected. The NWS issued [...]

Severe storms to strike city this evening; isolated tornadoes possible
Severe storms to strike city this evening; isolated tornadoes possible
News Billy Rennison 7/26/2012 at 4:00PM

Isolated tornadoes are possible as part of the severe storms that are expected to hit the city this evening. Powerful thunderstorms are forecasted to reach the city between 5 and 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The storm’s  strong winds, heavy rain, large hail and threats of tornadoes prompted Governor Andrew Cuomo to [...]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued
Severe thunderstorm warning issued
News Billy Rennison 6/22/2012 at 1:57PM

The Heat bested the Thunder last night, but some thunder may do away with the heat today. The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the severe thunderstorm watch to a warning.  Winds of 50 mph are expected shortly, the NWS reported. A flood advisory has also been issued.  some areas may see up to an [...]

Thunderstorm watch issued for Queens; large hail, damaging winds possible
News Billy Rennison 5/29/2012 at 7:01PM

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). Queens has experienced high temperatures and humidity throughout the past few days. An approaching cold front will trigger the storms, the NWS said. Residents should be aware if they will be outdoors tonight — heavy rains and lightning are expected. Damaging winds [...]