Special weather statement with strong thunderstorm headed to Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 July 2024 at 7:21 am

Kari Hagglund sent in this photo from Culver Road in Barre this morning “just before the sky turned black.”

The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a special weather statement at 7:04 a.m., advising a strong thunderstorm is moving northeast from Middleport to Orleans County.

The Weather Service said the following areas will be impacted through 7:45 a.m.: Brockport, Medina, Albion, Hamlin Beach State Park, Akron, Middleport, Holley, Waterport, Lakeside Beach State Park, Point Breeze, Kent, Ridgeway, Shelby, Clarendon, Gaines, Kendall, Alabama, Lyndonville, Gasport and Morton.

Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. The storm could intensify.

“Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm and may lead to localized flooding,” the Weather Service said.