Extreme thunderstorms within the New York metropolitan space introduced with them heavy rainfall and flash flooding, closing highways and inflicting mass transit delays within the morning rush hour. The extreme climate was accompanied by a middle-of-the-night twister warning from the Nationwide Climate Service.
“We had fairly the soaker final night time,” the climate service’s New York bureau mentioned on social media.
A twister warning was issued for Brooklyn and Queens however the tornado did not materialize, however the rain fell heavy and quick, particularly in northern Queens and elements of Westchester. In the meantime, scattered storms and remoted extreme climate are potential Tuesday afternoon as nicely, with a menace of damaging winds.
LaGuardia Airport, which is situated in northern Queens, recorded the best quantity of rain within the metropolis from the storm, barely in extra of two” (5 cm).
The airport reported comparatively few delays because of the climate however vacationers possible bumped into delays because of street closures and mass transit delays in attending to the airport.
The Nationwide Climate Service issued an emergency twister warning to cell phones shortly after 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, which remained in impact till 5 a.m. The alert coated the southern a part of Brooklyn and Queens, primarily overlaying Coney Island and the Rockaways. The warning reportedly woke up dozens of individuals, based mostly on social media posts by those that had been quick asleep on the time.
Heavy flooding was reported on the Lengthy Island Expressway, a significant east-west freeway, inflicting a number of lane closures, whereas the Cross Island Parkway, which runs from the Whitestone Bridge in northern Queens to the Nassau county border was closed for a number of hours close to the Throgs Neck Bridge.
Water on the tracks triggered delays on the A, C, F, G, I, and R subway traces all through the morning, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority mentioned in alerts it issued.
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