Rare Tornado Warning Issued for NYC and Surrounding Areas Overnight

Rare Tornado Warning Issued for NYC and Surrounding Areas Overnight


A rare tornado warning was issued Sunday for New York City and surrounding areas as high winds and rain swept through the northeast.

“The National Weather Service issued the warning at 8:40 p.m. ET, telling residents to immediately go indoors, seek shelter and stay away from windows,” NBC News reported.

Meteorologist Andrew Kozak shared video footage of the severe conditions in Manhattan, writing, “I’ve never seen weather like this in the city, ever”:

This was Manhattan, #NYC tonight!!
I’ve never seen weather like this in the city, ever!#nycweather #nycwind https://t.co/cS87I6I7SL

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— Andrew Kozak TV (@AndrewKozakTV) November 16, 2020

The warning was issued after meteorologists said there was an indication of rotation in the clouds west of New York City near Fort Lee, New Jersey, that could have developed into a tornado.

8:44 PM The line of Severe thunderstorms has embedded rotating cells capable of producing tornadoes. Tornado warnings have been

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