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Funnel Cloud Spotted Near Palermo

Reader Wayne Kirby sends in this image of the storm system that produced a possible tornado, as it passed over Fulton, moments before hitting Palermo.
Reader Wayne Kirby sends in this image of the storm system that produced a possible tornado, as it passed over Fulton, moments before hitting Palermo.

UPDATE: A funnel cloud may have been spotted by a police officer in the Palermo area at around 8:36 p.m.  Doppler radar also indicated the possible presence of a tornado.

The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for the central part of Oswego County until 9:15 p.m.  The warning has expired.

Reports to the National Weather Service indicate that the storm blew down two barns and two sheds three miles southeast of Palermo.  No injuries have been reported.

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The storm system is moving east at about 30 miles an hour.

See the full warning from the National Weather Service below.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR… CENTRAL OSWEGO COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK… * UNTIL 915 PM EDT * AT 836 PM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A POSSIBLE TORNADO IN THE VICINITY OF PALERMO. LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED FUNNEL CLOUDS IN THE VICINITY OF PALERMO AS WELL. THE ACTIVITY WAS MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. * SOME OF THE LOCATIONS IN THE PATH INCLUDE… AMBOY CLEVELAND PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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.