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City of Peekskill
Sunday August 21st, 2011 :: 06:16 p.m. EDT


The NWS in Upton has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the Peekskill Area.

... Strong thunderstorm will impact northern Bergen... Passaic...
Rockland and Westchester counties...

At 547 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Wayne... and moving northeast at 35 mph.

This storm will be...
near Ramsey by 600 PM.
Near Suffern by 605 PM.
Near Monsey by 610 PM.
Near Nanuet by 615 PM.
Near New City by 620 PM.
Near Haverstraw by 625 PM.

Small hail... and gusty winds up to 50 mph are expected with this
storm. In addition... very heavy rain... with rainfall rates of up to
one inch an hour... is occurring with this storm. This could cause
ponding of water on roadways... and possibly minor flooding of poor
drainage areas.

Lightning is one of natures number one killers. Remember... if you can hear thunder... you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter immediately.

City of Peekskill
2 Nelson Ave
Peekskill, NY 10566

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 914-737-8000

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