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Freak storm lashes NYC area with hail, possible tornado

A severe thunderstorm swept across the New York Metro area Saturday, dropping dime-sized hail across the five boroughs and sending a possible tornado across Long Island.

The hail was mixed with heavy rain and accompanied by wind gusts that reached 40mph, as a cold front ushered in a line of thunderstorms that darkened the afternoon sky.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Long Island as the thick black clouds moved across Nassau County. On social media, weather buffs pointed to indications on radar that appeared to show a tornado moving through from Hewlett to Levittown, the area where the warning was up.

A quick and heavy downpour of rain and hail this afternoon. As people waiting on line to enter Museum of Natural Histor
A severe thunderstorm swept across the New York Metro area on Nov. 13, 2021, dropping dime-sized hail across the city.
Robert Miller for NY Post

Hail was reported from Tottenville on Staten Island to Woodlawn in the Bronx, and across he Hudson Valley and New Jersey. In Mahwah, ABC-7 reported the ice started to accumulate in small drifts.




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