A Tornado Watch is in effect for NYC until 5 PM this evening. Visit http://t.co/RC6VmLSOYX for the latest forecast updates, via @nycoem
— City of New York (@nycgov) October 7, 2013
@mairalg Yes, tornadoes occasionally occur in NYC. The last one on record was in Sept. 2012. http://t.co/1IIgDvOEvn
— NYC OEM (@nycoem) October 7, 2013
According to NYC AccuWeather report:
... There is a chance of a brief spin-up tornado, which could be concealed by rain.
According to 1010 WINS Radio, a crane hoisting a load became disabled the top of a building on West 57th Street, between 6th and 7th avenues in Manhattan Monday midday, Oct. 7, 2013.
There is the potential for high winds in the New York area late Monday afternoon.
The strongest winds and heaviest rain will hit Manhattan from west to east between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Monday. Gusts with the storms could reach between 40 and 60 mph. Prior to the storms winds from the south and southeast will average 12 to 25 mph. As the storms roll through, winds will suddenly shift into the west....
Much of the East Coast (including NYC, Philly, Baltimore, & DC) is under a tornado watch until 5pm tonight. pic.twitter.com/gX9XYLAKfM
— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) October 7, 2013
Here's how a couple of Brooklyn guys handled a 2010 Tornado watching from their apartment.
Just be careful today.