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The Albany area and surrounding areas are being hammered by some severe weather. There are several severe thunderstorm warnings right now and a tornado watch as well. We’ll keep you updated on-air and online with alerts and other information. Click ‘read more’ for the latest details.

If you take any photos of the severe weather or damage (safely taken of course) put them on our Facebook page, or tag us on Twitter/Instagram, or use hashtag #518weather

Alerts and warnings from the emergency alert system:

**please note – this is manually updated and may be delayed from the messages broadcast. If you spot a tornado, immediately take shelter in a safe place such as a basement. If you spot downed wires, or other dangerous situations, please call 911 to report it. Do not drive through flooded areas. Be safe!

[UPDATED AT 7PM]

From the National Weather Service Facebook page:

Tornado Watch has been cancelled for the entire region. We continue to look for reports. If you have pictures or video, please let us know. The weather becomes quite tranquil as we look ahead into next week!

[UPDATED AT 5:50 PM]

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES/AREAS:
Columbia, NY;
AT 5:44 PM
ON SEP 8, 2012
EFFECTIVE UNTIL 6:29 PM.

[UPDATED AT 5:01]

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES/AREAS:
Columbia;
Greene, NY;
AT 4:49 PM
ON SEP 8, 2012
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES/AREAS:
Columbia, NY;
AT 5:45 PM
ON SEP 8, 2012
EFFECTIVE UNTIL 6:15 PM.

[UPDATED AT 4:50 PM]

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES/AREAS:
Rensselaer;
Washington, NY;
AT 4:27 PM
ON SEP 8, 2012
EFFECTIVE UNTIL 5:57 PM.

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES/AREAS:
Albany;
Fulton;
Montgomery;
Rensselaer;
Saratoga;
Schenectady;
Schoharie;
Warren;
Washington, NY;
AT 3:52 PM
ON SEP 8, 2012
EFFECTIVE UNTIL 4:52 PM.

If your power goes out, you can keep listening to the radio via our free app for mobile phones. Also keep an eye on our weather page for the current radar.

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