It got ugly quick on Thursday afternoon around Western New York. The skies turned black yet the winds were calm as we received a tornado warning on our phones.

It was around 4 on Thursday afternoon and I took the boys for some ice cream around the corner from our house when we got the alert.

A tornado warning is not something that we are used to around Hamburg. Yes, we have had our share of nasty storms and even a tornado a few years back. But when the alert went out on Thursday, I hustled the family home and headed for our basement with the dogs.

Thankfully, nothing happened in our area of Southern Erie County. The same does not appear top be true in the area around Portland,NY as damage consistent with tornadoes was spotted by Chanel 4 News.


The area police and emergency services were "swamped" with calls on Thursday as most towns dealt with heavy rain that caused significant flooding on roads and underpasses. The forecast is calling for things to really heat up again this weekend around Western New York as we sore back to the 90 degree range. It sure was muggy on Friday morning as I drove in to work. be ready for any weather change or updates with our WYRK App. It's free and we are always updating it with any breaking weather related news.