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Top 10 Movies to Watch During a Central New York Thunderstorm

When it's storming in Central New York, things can get nasty. Sometimes it's best to just stay indoors and dive into your movie collection for some classics. Why not make it a disaster or storm movie? Here are the top 10 to watch when rough weather strikes CNY.

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Afternoon Hail in Utica
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Large Hail And Heavy Rain Could Hit Central New York This Afternoon

Before you kick off your 4th of July weekend, it looks like Mother Nature will kick off some strong storms across Central New York. 

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Watch Out For Possible Thunderstorms This Afternoon

If you've been dreaming of thunderstorms dancing in your head, you may be in luck. It looks like this afternoon we could see some strong storms from Syracuse - Oneonta. 

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Strong Thunderstorms Heading Towards CNY This Afternoon

The National Weather Service is keeping an eye on some storms coming our way this afternoon. It looks like we may get some thunder and rain storms.

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Incredible Central New York Storm Footage [VIDEO + PHOTO]

Thunderstorms are one of the coolest parts of nature. There is nothing like sitting in an enclosed porch or looking out a window and watching this powerful force alive and active. The smell of the air is something to soak in as well. I got some pretty cool footage of the storm and I want to share it with you!

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Power To The People – Thanks, National Grid

We all complain about our utility bills, but when emergencies happen, we're glad to have those hard working people on the job. Case in point - this morning, when we lost power in New Hartford at about 6:45 a.m. in that terrible thunderstorm. I called National Grid to report the power outage, and they said it would be restored around 9:00 a.m.

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It’s National Lightning Safety Week – Play It Safe [VIDEO]

The past few days, I've seen some heavy during lightning bolts during some of central New York's recent early summer thunderstorms. This is "National Lightning Safety Week", and new information now indicates that your three times more likely to be struck by lightning while fishing than playing golf. However, golfers should still exercise cautious during thunder and lightning storms.

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Whitesboro Storm Photos 5-22-13

Another round of late afternoon-early evening thunderstorms took it's toll on Whitesboro Wednesday (5/22/12).  National Grid crews and Whitesboro Firefighters were kept busy with downed limbs and power lines.  Click to check out some photos of the damage.

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Photo courtesy of New Hartford Police Department
Photo courtesy of New Hartford Police Department
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Local Police, Fire And DPWs Busy After Last Night’s Thunderstorm

Last night's thunderstorm in central New York packed quite a wallop. I was sitting in our family room at 7:45 p.m. during the storm and could hear hail, wind and rain pummeling our windows. Police, Fire and DPW crews have been busy in the aftermath of that storm.

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Severe Thunderstorms This Afternoon

A cold front will bring some welcoming cooler temperatures, but we'll battle thunderstorms most for the afternoon.  Various severe weather warnings and watches are in effect until 9 tonight, including tornado watches...

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Severe Thunderstorms Rolling Thru Central New York May 16

Several severe storms have rolled through Central New York this afternoon. Especially near Rome, Oneida and Herkimer. A thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 9 tonight...

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 7pm

With the recent heat wave we've had to suffer through, it's nice to have some cooler, wet weather.  The plants certainly needed watering. 

There is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 7 tonight for Western New York, the Southern Tier and parts of Wastern New York.  The storm could bring hail, wind gusts up to 70mph and dangerous lightning.  

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