Tornado Touchdown Confirmed In Western New York

GENESSE COUNTY, NY – The National Weather Service in Buffalo has confirmed that a tornado touchdowned in the Town of Alexander, Genesee County.

The tornado was rated an EF 0, with estimated winds of 85 MPH. It touchdown at 6:42 PM Monday evening, and lifted a few minutes later at 6:45 PM. The path was just under a mile long at three quarters of a mile.

It initially touched down and caused damaged just north of the Alexander Fire Department, with damage to the roof of a pavilion as well as a nearby trailer being tipped over on its side.

The tornado then continued East-Northeast and snapped numerous trees in a wooded area just west of New York state Route 98.

The damage survey showed the tornado then removed shingles and shattered windows to homes along Alexander Road.

The storm’s final path, according to reports, crossed a field before snapping two very large trees at the Alexander cemetery.

This was the same system that caused Severe Thunderstorm warnings back in Cleveland Ohio earlier in the day, and then continued into Northwest Pennsylvania, and eventually crossing into Western New York.


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