Sat Sep 8, 2012, 07:10 PM
Xipe Totec (29,810 posts)
Tornado strikes beachfront neighborhood in NYC
Source: Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — A tornado swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood in New York City on Saturday, hurling debris in the air, knocking out power and startling residents who once thought of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon.
Videos taken by bystanders showed a funnel cloud sucking up water, then sand, and then small pieces of buildings, as it moved through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.
Residents had advance notice. The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for Queens and Brooklyn at around 10:40 a.m. The storm took people by surprise anyway when it struck about 30 minutes later.
Tornadoes were once exceedingly rare in New York, but they have occurred with regularity in recent years. A small tornado uprooted trees on Long Island last month. In 2010, a September storm spawned two tornadoes that knocked down thousands of trees and blew off a few rooftops in Brooklyn and Queens. A small tornado struck the same year in the Bronx. In 2007, a more powerful tornado damaged homes in Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/tornado-strikes-beachfront-neighborhood-nyc-170630482.html
Just one more data point regarding climate change...
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Sat Sep 8, 2012, 07:43 PM
freshwest (31,369 posts)
2. Tornadoes are warm air events. Although it sounds vaguely like The Day After Tomorrow...
With epic storm systems moving into NYC, ending with Americans moving to Mexico. Some poetic justice seeing them cross the border as the border no longer mattered. Of course, that was fiction. The northeast though, is no stranger to rough weather.
Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #5)
Sun Sep 9, 2012, 12:01 AM
RoccoR5955 (6,490 posts)
6. Nah, just a typical New Yawkah
It's part of our DNA.
Besides, he probably never experienced a tornado, so he wasn't familiar with the damage that they can do.
Either that, or it was a very long zoom, on a professional camera.