Tornado Warning For Western Mass Has Expired
The National Weather Service reported a tornado warning for Western MA (Berkshire County) from 5:15-6:00pm. That tornado warning has now expired.
Some strong weather (severe thunderstorms, hail, etc) is still expected in parts of Massachusetts tonight. Below are the actions that should be taken during a tornado warning.
THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.
PLEASE REPORT HAIL SIZE…DAMAGING WINDS AND REPORTS OF TREES DOWN TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY EMAIL AT ALB.STORMREPORT@NOAA.GOV… ON FACEBOOK AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/US.NATIONALWEATHERSERVICE.ALBANY.GOV OR TWITTER @NWSALBANY.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT TUESDAY EVENING FOR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND EASTERN NEW YORK AND SOUTHERN VERMONT.