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Tornado Watch in Effect until 10:00pm

Tornado Watch
Start: Fri 1:34 pm  End: Fri 10:00 pm

Watch county notification for watch 313

National Weather Service New York NY

134 PM EDT Fri Jul 1 2016

The National Weather Service has issued Tornado Watch 313 in effect until 10 PM EDT this evening for the following areas

In Connecticut this watch includes 2 counties

In Southern Connecticut

Fairfield New Haven

In New Jersey this watch includes 5 counties

In Northeast New Jersey

Bergen Essex Hudson Passaic Union 

In New York this watch includes 10 counties

In SouthEast New York

Bronx Kings (Brooklyn) Nassau New York (Manhattan) Orange Putnam Queens Richmond (Staten Island) Rockland Westchester

This includes the cities of…Clifton…Passaic… Paterson and Wayne.

What is a tornado watch? Per the National Weather service:

  • Tornado Watch: Be Prepared! Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives! Watches are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where tornadoes may occur. The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.
  • Tornado Warning: Take Action! A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. There is imminent danger to life and property. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle, or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Warnings are issued by your local forecast office. Warnings typically encompass a much smaller area (around the size of a city or small county) that may be impacted by a tornado identified by a forecaster on Radar or by a trained spotter/law enforcement who is watching the storm.
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