National Weather Service

For the past two days, our region has received a flurry of severe thunderstorm and even tornado warnings and watches. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there are 1,300 tornados in the United States on average each year. Summer is here, and with it the likelihood you'll hear WAMC broadcast a tornado watch or warning. Experts are urging people to take the warnings seriously.

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A winter storm expected to hit Connecticut on Saturday could bring the first significant snowfall of the season.

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch and coast flood advisory for Connecticut as forecasters expect heavy rain and possible thunderstorms.

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 It was water everywhere Tuesday evening in the Albany area.  Fast moving waters across roadways caused numerous accidents and stranded vehicles as powerful thunderstorms passed over the Capital Region around 6 p.m.  Many highways and downtown streets were under water.  Several roadways closed as rescuers came to aid stranded motorists.  The rain overpowered sewer systems.  In Albany, water was seen gushing up from sewer grates along Hackett Blvd. Latham also was hit by severe flooding.  Meteorologists were warning more rain could fall later in the evening.

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This summer has seen its share of severe storms—tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding. And now we’re into hurricane season. We’re here with National Weather Service Meteorologist Stephen DiRienzo to talk weather, weather preparedness, and to take your weather questions.

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  The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado destroyed homes and property in central New York, and killed four people.

Violent winds Tuesday clocked in at least 100 miles per hour in the Madison county town of Smithfield, between Syracuse and Utica, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Barbara Watson. 

"It's going to be at least an EF2," Watson said. 

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There are reports of fatalities in the wake of a line of storms, including a confirmed EF2 tornado, that moved through western and central New York Tuesday night, bringing heavy rain and strong winds that knocked down trees, power lines and several buildings. 

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued its 2014 national spring flood risk report.  The weather service is predicting an increased threat of spring flooding in Vermont and northern New York due to continued cold temperatures that have kept the deep snow from melting.

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The National Weather Service is warning of an increased threat of spring flooding in Vermont because of the continued cold temperatures that has kept the deep snow from melting.

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The National Weather Service says the late-season snowstorm is one of the top five largest March storms to hit the Vermont city of Burlington.

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