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Tornado Warning Issued, Dropped For Parts Of Tri-State Area

Spotter Reports Tornado On The Ground Upstate
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A tornado warning was issued for parts of Litchfield County, Conn., and Dutchess County, N.Y. on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A tornado warning was issued Tuesday for parts of the Tri-State Area, and a spotter reported that a tornado touched down upstate.

CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn reported four different systems came together to generate a storm capable of producing tornadoes. Thus, a tornado warning was issued for parts of Dutchess County, N.Y., and Litchfield County, Conn., Tuesday evening.

The warning had expired by 6 p.m. for those areas, but continued for Cayuga, Seneca and Yates counties in upstate New York until 6:30 p.m.

A spotter reported that a tornado did touch down near Copake Lake in Columbia County upstate, but no touchdown had been confirmed as of 6 p.m.

The National Weather Service advised anyone in the path of the tornado to seek shelter in a basement or an interior room away from windows.

The Tri-State Area tornado warning came just a day after a 1.3 mile-wide EF-5 tornado struck Moore, Okla. That storm killed at least 24 people, including at least nine children.

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