Severe weather spawns 15 tornadoes in Eastern U.S. this week, six in Upstate New York

For those who discount the potential for tornadoes in rural New York, six have been confirmed as having occurred Monday-Tuesday of this week, from Broome County in the Southern Tier to Lewis County in Northern New York.

The chart accompanying this story, prepared by the National Weather Service Eastern Region, shows a total of 15 during the period in its reporting area, including a 37-mile path in North Carolina.

Fortunately, in New York, no injuries have been reported, despite a 16-mile trek by an EF-3 tornado, reported to be one of the highest rated in state history, occurring from Lewis to Turin in Northern New York, damaging three homes and a barn before hitting the Turin water tower.

An 11-mile-long path event occurred in Tompkins and Cortland counties, another stretched over three miles from Pennsylvania into Broome County, and two separate incidents were confirmed in Oneida County.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were posted for Allegany County during the storm period but no tornadoes were reported. There currently is a Marginal Risk for severe weather and excessive rain for Saturday.

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