Tornado Warned Storm Damage – Glens Falls, NY – 5/29/2020




Powerful tornado-warned supercell thunderstorm with rotating wall cloud causes damage in Glens Falls, NY, and causes shut down of Interstate 87.
Footage of rare, incredible supercell structure in Upstate New York, large wall cloud, very CLOSE lightning strike, damage, and huge traffic jam on I-87 caused by traffic diversion off closed section of Interstate.

All footage shot during evening daylight on May 29, 2020 in Glens Falls, NY by Meteorologist Simon Brewer
Shot Description

1-5. various shots of tornado-warned supercell thunderstorm and large wall cloud approaching Glens Falls, NY with rare incredible structure for Upstate New York

6 & 7. CLOSE lightning strike in Glens Falls, NY from tornado-warned storm

8-12. tornado warned supercell and wall cloud slam Glens Falls, NY with high winds and torrential rainfall

13-20. various shots of damage in Glens Falls, NY: large trees down, powerline poles broken, emergency crews directing traffic

21-25. various shots of CLOSED Interstate 87 with huge traffic jam and police diverting traffic off I-87. Tornado-warned storm tree and powerline damage caused closure of section of I-87

SID: Simon Brewer

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19 Replies to “Tornado Warned Storm Damage – Glens Falls, NY – 5/29/2020”

  1. I was in my basement during this storm it was scary. But everyone in the area was fine and there was some trees that fell but that was it. It was surprising because we like never get tornadoes.

  2. That's what we call a squall on long island. They call them tornados. But if it was a real tornado? The grass would be torn up with the path of the tornado. Trees that fell weren't from a tornado.
    I live in West Glens falls and i saw the same black cloud pass over my neighborhood. No funnels lol. Like i said before ? real tornados can pull up pavement and rip the grass out of the ground. These things we get in N.Y. are glorified squalls.
    Real F force tornados can be heard miles away. They sound like a locomotive freight train roaring for miles.

  3. I saw this storm on radar just before it hit Glens Falls and I thought “Ooooo boy. That just might have a tornado in it!”. It looked hella scary. I watched a severe warned storm go through Ausable Chasm, New York and it was looking nasty before it hit.

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