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Tornado Watch Issued for Region

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hello Kitty umbrella in the rain, rainy day, (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The National Weather Service has extended its tornado watch for New York City and Northern New Jersey until 9.p.m., and for Long Island, Westchester and southwest Connecticut until 11 p.m.

Meteorologists say there is no imminent threat of a tornado. However, severe thunderstorms are expected and conditions are favorable for a possible tornado.

Two twisters touched down in New York City earlier this month. The first went through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens. The second hit to the northwest, in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn.

No injuries were reported.

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Comments [1]

Carol from Red Bank, NJ (Monmouth County)

Why don't you say "almost all of New Jersey" are under the watch--Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cape May--all of these counties are included. It's NOT just northern NJ!

Sep. 18 2012 04:04 PM

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