I’m from New York City and this is beginning to remind me of the climate change movie “The Day After Tomorrow“. For anyone who doubts climate change is happening, should research the climate history of New York City. We’ve certainly had tornado warnings in the more suburban areas, but never, to my recollection, within the city itself! Then again, before two weeks ago, I hadn’t been in NYC for many years.
New York City is under a tornado watch tonight, Friday, July 23, 2010, until 1 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
UPDATE: The Weather Channel has upgraded the seriousness of the threat, declaring a tornado warning for New York City based on a “strong supercell” in New Jersey.
The rare tornado watch was issued around 6 p.m. local time.
Per NBC New York, the alert includes the following areas:
Fairfield county in Connecticut, Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson and Union counties in New Jersey, and Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Nassau and Suffolk in New York as well as all five boroughs of New York City.