New York State IPM Program

Severe weather causes intense rain and wind across NY

Severe weather outbreaks yesterday caused intense wind and rain for prolonged periods across New York State. Significant rainfall and strong winds were recorded, with tornado warnings issued downstate in the Hudson Valley.

Map image of 27 Aug 2020 rainfall totals.

27 Aug 2020 rainfall totals from severe thunderstorms that occurred across the entirety of New York State.

Wide swaths of continuous heavy precipitation were recorded in a northwest to southeast orientation from northern Erie and Orleans Counties straight through to the southern Hudson Valley. A second system ran parallel to the first from Syracuse and Utica to areas north of New Paltz.

Rainfall data provided by the National Weather Service Advance Hydrologic Prediction Service.

This report was provided by the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) which is part of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.

Author: Dan Olmstead

I'm the NEWA Coordinator here at the New York State IPM Program. I work to provide online decision support to growers in NY and across the country for IPM and agricultural best practices.

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