September 17th, 2010
09:46 PM ET

Two tornadoes, microburst caused NYC damage

Two tornadoes and a microburst with wind gusts up to 125 miles per hour hit New York City on Thursday, according to a National Weather Service spokesman.

Gary Conte said one tornado touched down in Brooklyn and one in Queens, in addition to a microburst in Queens.

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  1. Adam

    Human-exacerbated climate change, here's your sign...

    September 18, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. CaveatEmptor

    Of course Obama doesn't controll the weather, yet. Although I heard Nancy and Harry are considering introducing a bill next week granting him that authority. They are blaming Bush for eight year of poor weather policy and reckless deregulation of tornados. The weather has repeated demonstrated an inability to regulate itself, and a $300 billion investment in weather control will stimulate the economy and create over 1,000,000 new clean weather jobs.

    September 18, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. lynn

    I will never understand why reporting assumes that readers know all the terminology and historical facts/references of a story...in this case, what is a microburst? I'm over 40 and I've never heard that one before...guess I'll have to go google it myself

    September 18, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. DirtyBob

    Looks like they need more tornadoes there. Only way NYC streets will ever get cleaned of garbage, even after the debris.

    September 18, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. tostatas

    well some things are in the noodle gods hands!!!! muuaahhhhaaahaahhaaa... nugs

    September 18, 2010 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. tostatas

    well some things are better left in the potato gods hand!!!! muuuaahhahhaaa

    September 18, 2010 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. tostatas

    twice!!! nig!

    September 18, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. Steve

    Tornadoes causing significant damage were recorded in 1889 and 1895 when the city area was much smaller. At least 24 tornadoes in the last 50 years. The advent of doppler in the 70's is the reason why more tornadoes are known about more recently. Even experts who believe climate change effects weather only typically admit that it MAY excaserbate the effects of normal weather patterns and not be a causal factor. Please all you know nothing AGW beatniks take a pill and go read. You're doing more harm to your cause than good.

    September 18, 2010 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. Steve

    Tornadoes causing significant damage were recorded in 1889 and 1895 when the city area was much smaller. At least 24 tornadoes in the last 50 years. The advent of doppler in the 70's is the reason why more tornadoes are known about more recently. Even experts who believe climate change effects weather only typically admit that it MAY excaserbate the effects of normal weather patterns and not be a causal factor. Please all you know nothing AGW beatniks take a pill and go read. You're doing more harm to your cause than good.

    September 18, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Dougie Fitz

    Your mom's a parrot.

    September 18, 2010 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mike 216

    It's either highlanders or terminators. Case solved

    September 18, 2010 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mr Donut

    nyc needs a cleaning out as most major cities and as far as controling the weather, look up HAARP

    September 18, 2010 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. james

    could the Yankees have been wiped out

    September 18, 2010 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. james

    Yankees have been wiped out

    September 18, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. retneprac

    pics or it didnt happen.

    September 18, 2010 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
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