Two tornadoes hit New York City

Sep 09, 2012
Debris litters the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens borough in New York City after a tornado touched down on September 8. Another funnel cloud struck the Canarsie neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

Two small tornadoes touched down in New York City, stunning residents who associate twisters more with the US Midwest, the National Weather Service said.

A tornado watch was in effect for Long Island, New York, and the neighboring state of Connecticut all day long and into the evening Saturday.

One funnel cloud struck the Canarsie neighborhood, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, and another hit in Queens borough, at Breezy Point, the service said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries but trees were downed and some store windows were knocked out, local television NY1 reported.

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Argiod
2 / 5 (4) Sep 10, 2012
For those who are still in denial; click your heels together and repeat the following three times:
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"

There, now don't you feel much better?
VendicarD
1 / 5 (1) Sep 10, 2012
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"
...

All evidence to the contrary must be ignored.
rubberman
1 / 5 (2) Sep 10, 2012
It would have worked if you only did it three times....now we are stuck with it.
Deathclock
2.3 / 5 (6) Sep 10, 2012
Global warming? What the fuck are you guys talking about? Dozens of tornadoes occur in New York each year, this list is for the East-Syracuse area only:

http://www.homefa...use.html
Deathclock
1.5 / 5 (4) Sep 10, 2012
Thank you natello. This is known as the "Texas sharpshooter fallacy"... New York City is just another city, if you looked at any random city chances are it's gone 100 years or more without a tornado, but we know tornadoes occur all the time. If you look at any random tree it's probably gone it's entire life without being hit by lightning, but we know lightning strikes dozens of times per second all around the Earth... The Texas sharpshooter fallacy goes like this: A man shoots at the side of a barn, then proceeds to draw a bulls-eye centered on the holes he has made, he then shows his buddy and proclaims that he hit the bulls-eye every time.

What you guys are doing is painting a bulls-eye on New York City AFTER the tornadoes already hit it. Tornadoes occur constantly, but any given city has likely gone a hundred years without seeing any. This is just statistics.
VendicarD
1 / 5 (1) Sep 11, 2012
"There's no such thing as Global Warming"

"There's no such thing as Global Warming"

"There's no such thing as Global Warming"

"There's no such thing as Global Warming"

"There's no such thing as Global Warming"

"There's no such thing as Global Warming"

"There's no such thing as Global Warming"

"There's no such thing as Global Warming"

"There's no such thing as Global Warming"