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.
Looks like we are closer to being in the clear than many counties south of the Albany area. We are still under a tornado watch until around 9PM, and there is still the possibility of some thunderstorms, possibly severe. The worst of the storm is tracking south of the Albany area.
The push continues through Albany on the severe storm front. The cell is moving quickly towards Massachusetts and Vermont. Heavy rains, strong winds in the range of 50 m.p.h. and frequent lightning strikes are what those ares will see. Remember that potential for large hail exists with this system. Concerns of flooding in the North Country are a concern now as another band of storms is behind the
This storm system is producing high winds and has the potential for golf ball size hail which was actually reported in the Lake George region earlier this afternoon. It is now moving through Schenectady County and into Albany County. The 1077 'GNA studios in Schenectady are receiving heavy rains, and high winds at about 50 miles per hour.
According the the National Weather Service a strong storm front moving Northeast at about 50 miles an hour will be passing through Saratoga County very soon. Between 4:45pm and 5:10 the area from Ballston Spa through Wilton and the surrounding areas will see high winds and potential for golf ball size hail...
Recent radar shows the storms passing through our region getting very intense now in the Lake George area with reports from WGNA listeners stating that 3.5 inch hail was falling not too long ago in the Bolton Landing Area.
The thunder is rumbling and there is a tornado watch in effect for the WGNA listening area through 9pm tonight. Get the details here. Power outages could result so to be safe download our free radioPup mobile app on your smart phone.
After an earlier tornado watch (which Jake told us about) was posted for our area and expired, things were pretty quiet, until about 10:15 p.m. I started to receive several severe thunderstorm warnings.
We have some severe weather in the Albany area this evening including a tornado watch. A watch is not as serious as a warning but you can be sure if this turns into a warning (or other severe weather develops), we’ll do our best to pass along information on the air and online. Many of you have smart phones and iPads, so in the event you experience a power failure here are some sites and ways to ke