Weather Alert in New York

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued August 07 at 2:45PM EDT until August 07 at 3:00PM EDT by NWS New York City - Upton

AREAS AFFECTED: Kings; Richmond

DESCRIPTION: ...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM EDT FOR HUDSON...NORTHEASTERN UNION...SOUTHEASTERN ESSEX...RICHMOND AND KINGS COUNTIES... At 244 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Bayonne, moving northeast at 30 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to trees and power lines. This severe storm will be near... Bensonhurst around 250 PM EDT. HAIL THREAT...RADAR INDICATED MAX HAIL SIZE...<.75 IN WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED MAX WIND GUST...60 MPH

INSTRUCTION: For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

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Weather Topic: What are Cirrus Clouds?

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Cirrus Clouds Next Topic: Condensation

Cirrus clouds are high-level clouds that occur above 20,000 feet and are composed mainly of ice crystals. They are thin and wispy in appearance.

What do they indicate?
They are often the first sign of an approaching storm.

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Weather Topic: What are Contrails?

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Contrails Next Topic: Cumulonimbus Clouds

A contrail is an artificial cloud, created by the passing of an aircraft.

Contrails form because water vapor in the exhaust of aircraft engines is suspended in the air under certain temperatures and humidity conditions. These contrails are called exhaust contrails.

Another type of contrail can form due to a temporary reduction in air pressure moving over the plane's surface, causing condensation. These are called aerodynamic contrails.

When you can see your breath on a cold day, it is also because of condensation. The reason contrails last longer than the condensation from your breath is because the water in contrails freezes into ice particles.

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