tornado http://wrvo.org en How the weather service decides if a tornado touched down http://wrvo.org/post/how-weather-service-decides-if-tornado-touched-down <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At least </span><a href="http://wrvo.org/post/least-three-separate-tornados-hit-upstate-new-york-tuesday" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">four tornadoes ripped through central and northern New York</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tuesday evening. It's the National Weather Service that makes that determination if a funnel cloud touched down. It's a careful and calculated process.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:27:08 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58632 at http://wrvo.org How the weather service decides if a tornado touched down Smithfield community in shock after tornado strikes; governor offers condolences http://wrvo.org/post/smithfield-community-shock-after-tornado-strikes-governor-offers-condolences <p>The National Weather Service has determined that it was a tornado that touched down in a rural part of Madison County last night, killing four people, including an infant. &nbsp;<br /><br />Barbara Watson, lead meteorologist for the National Weather Service, made the tornado determination after surveying&nbsp; damage along Goff Road in the town of Smithfield.<br /><br />"It will be declared a significant tornado.&nbsp; It had wind speeds well over 100 miles per hour,” said Watson.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:08:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58611 at http://wrvo.org Smithfield community in shock after tornado strikes; governor offers condolences Tornado with winds at least 110 mph hit Smithfield http://wrvo.org/post/tornado-winds-least-110-mph-hit-smithfield <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service officially declared that it was a tornado that struck the town of Smithfield in Madison County, killing four people, destroying four homes and severely damaging three others.</span></p><p>Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley announced that the victims include Kimberly Hillard, 35; her four-month-old baby, Paris Newman; Virginia Warner, 70; and Arnie A.D. Allen, 53.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:41:43 +0000 Catherine Loper 58591 at http://wrvo.org Tornado with winds at least 110 mph hit Smithfield Verona cleaning up after tornado touches down http://wrvo.org/post/verona-cleaning-after-tornado-touches-down <p>The Oneida County town of Verona is still cleaning up after a tornado touched down and caused damage to homes, road signs, trees and businesses Tuesday night.</p><p>Town Councilman Fred "Fritz" Scherz lives only a few miles from where the tornado landed. He says he quickly reached out to the National Weather Service to survey the damages.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:27:48 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57599 at http://wrvo.org Verona cleaning up after tornado touches down Disasters Can Be Beautiful http://wrvo.org/post/disasters-can-be-beautiful <p>In the wake of Hurricane Isabel, John Weeks discusses how the aftermath of a storm can provide opportunity despite devastation. Nature always makes the necessary adjustments after a natural disaster, begging the question of whether these events are really disasters at all. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 26231 at http://wrvo.org Storm update: Preliminary findings confirm tornado in Elmira http://wrvo.org/post/storm-update-preliminary-findings-confirm-tornado-elmira <p>After Thursday&#39;s severe thunderstorms, thousands in the Southern Tier and Mid-Hudson regions continue to recover from the heavy winds. The National Weather Service says a tornado caused some of the damage.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 20:09:28 +0000 Matt Richmond 23283 at http://wrvo.org