Major Severe Weather Outbreak - Wednesday October 7, 2020
QLCS (Derecho) Widespread Major Wind Damage - Major Power Outage Event

One of many examples of the significant wind damage caused by falling trees throughout the region
This home on Day Road in Rotterdam - Schenectady County was severely damaged with the 93 year old occupant reported to be uninjured. - Photograph provided to CBS6 by Peter R. Barber

Downed tree in Colonie smashing two parked cars - October 7, 2020

The squall line hit the region like a bomb racing at forward speeds of 60-65 mph moving from the Adirondacks to the Berkshires and mid Hudson valley between 2:45 and 5:30pm producing widespread zones of wind damage along the path. The damage swath was fairly narrow extending from the shores of Lake Ontario through the Mohawk valley, Capital Region, Catskills, mid Hudson valley, southern Bennington, Berkshire and northern Litchfield counties then on through central and eastern Massachusetts, far southern New Hampshire and all the way to Cape Cod and the Islands. There were 258 reports of wind damage to the Storm Prediction Center in the Northeast with about 140 of those in the WRGB coverage area. Tragically, two fatalities occurred locally, one in Clifton Park, the other in Great Barrington, MA.

With hundreds of trees blown down power went out to roughly 200,000 utility customers, according to poweroutage.us in the WRGB coverage area with 147,000 out at the height in southern Saratoga, Schenectady, Albany, and Rensselaer counties alone. Twenty four hours after the event by the evening of October 8, 107,000 utility customers were still without power in the WRGB coverage area with most of those in the immediate Capital Region. 60,000 in the Capital Region, primarily in southern Saratoga, Schenectady, Albany, and Rensselaer counties, were still out Friday afternoon October 9 with power not restored to all customers until Sunday October 12 in what will go down in the books as one of the Capital region's most significant power outage events on record. According to a National Grid spokesman, the power outages in the region rivaled those of Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 with 200 utility poles in this event broken and needing replacement just in southern Saratoga, Schenectady, Albany, and Rensselaer counties alone.

Widespread wind gusts ranged from 50-60 mph on average with pockets of gusts from 80-100 mph produced by small bowing segments along the squall line. Additionally, the high wind in most cases did not come in a brief burst, but was rather of fairly long duration at many locations with damaging gusts occurring over as long as ten to fifteen consecutive minutes.

An Albany National Weather Service storm survey team was able to identify a brief spin-up tornado that occurred on one of those bowing segments in Canajoharie at 3:14pm with estimated winds of 85 mph (EF0) lasting for less than a minute but destroying a barn in that brief time. A peak wind gust of 67 mph was recorded by the ASOS (automated surface observation station) at the Albany International Airport at 3:52pm setting the record for highest October wind gust at Albany. The CBS6 Freihofer's weather station at Schenectady recorded a peak gust of 71 mph at 3:42pm with the instrument located on the roof of the MVP building which is 100' above ground level. Similarly, the CBS6 weather station in Pittsfield, MA recorded a peak gust of 70 mph at 4:33pm with that instrument 70 feet above ground level. The ASOS at the Pittsfield airport, at standard elevation of approximately 30', measured a peak gust of 60 mph also at 4:33pm.

Squall Line Wind Damage Swath October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020 Derecho Storm Swath


Peak Wind Gust Reports
ASOS: Airport Automated Surface Observation Station
NYSM: New York State Mesonet Station
CBS6: Freihofer's Weather Stations

Town County Wind Gust Time
North Adams, MA (ASOS) Berkshire 60 mph 4:17pm
Pittsfield, MA (ASOS) Berkshire 60 mph 4:33pm
Pittsfield, MA (CBS6) Berkshire 70 mph (Measured 70' Above Ground) 4:33pm
       
Albany Airport (ASOS) Albany 67 mph (Highest October Gust on Record) 2:52pm
Medusa (NYSM) Albany 48 mph 4:10pm
Voorheesville (NYSM) Albany 44 mph 3:55pm
       
Kinderhook (NYSM) Columbia 54 mph 4:30pm
Copake (NYSM) Columbia 48 mph 4:55pm
       
Cold Brook (NYSM) Herkimer 56 mph 2:40pm
Herkimer (NYSM) Herkimer 50 mph 2:55pm
       
Catskill (WxNet Spotter) Greene 61 mph 4:37pm
       
Schodack (NYSM) Rensselaer 59 mph 5:15pm
Troy (CBS6) Rensselaer 63 mph (Measured 90' Above Ground) 3:55pm
Schaghticoke (NYSM) Rensselaer 49 mph 3:55pm
       
Amsterdam (CBS6) Montgomery 55 mph (Measured 35' Above Ground) 3:32pm
Sprakers (NYSM) Montgomery 56 mph 3:25pm
       
Duanesburg (NYSM) Schenectady 49 mph 3:40pm
Schenectady (CBS6) Schenectady 71 mph (Measured 100' Above Ground) 3:42pm
       
Glens Falls (NYSM) Warren 48 mph 3:35pm

Although there was no severe thunderstorm watch in effect from the Storm Prediction Center in advance of this event, the Binghamton and Albany National Weather Service offices provided significant lead time warning by issuing atypically large severe thunderstorm warning areas that extended well in advance of the approaching line. The graphic below is an example of the large severe thunderstorm warning areas.

Large severe thunderstorm warning areas, October 7, 2020 
SETUP
The squall line or QLCS (quasi-linear-convective system) developed in an environment characterized by high wind shear (very strong winds aloft with increasing speed with height) but low instability or low CAPE (convective available potential instability) of no more than 500 J/kg. However it was observed that CAPE values in the lowest 3200' of the atmosphere (0-3km layer) ranged from 125-150 J/kg which far exceeded a threshold of 40J/kg that some studies have shown is sufficient to differentiate a cold season severe squall line from one that does not produce wind damage. The system was strongly forced by rapid dynamic ascent caused by a powerful jet stream disturbance which put the area in its left exit region, a zone where enhanced atmosphere lift occurs. A surface low pressure system intensified as it tracked from Ontario through northern New England in response to its parent mid level low pressure trough amplifying as it moved into the Northeast. Powerful winds of roughly 70 to 80 mph existed as low as 3200' in the atmosphere (this is very low) and subsequently were mixed down to the ground by the shallow updrafts and downdrafts within the squall line which only topped out at 20 to 25 thousand feet. Very steep lapse rates existed in the environment, due largely to rapid cooling aloft, which allowed for effective downward momentum transfer of the strong winds just off the deck, despite the environment of overall low buoyancy. (A lapse rate is the rate at which the temperature falls with increasing altitude. A steep lapse rate means temperatures fall off rapidly with height creating a favorable environment for warmer air near the ground to accelerate vertically in a freely and well mixed layer.)

At the surface, a warm front moved across the region during the morning and early afternoon, accompanied by a zone of light rain showers. Dewpoints climbed to a range of 50°-54° in the wake of the warm frontal passage with temperatures briefly recovering into the low and mid 60s during a period of partial sunshine following the initial showers. The warming was sufficient to further steepen the low level lapse rates which aided in sustaining the organization of the squall line as it developed near Lake Ontario early in the afternoon and subsequently raced across the local area.

The squall line developed and intensified very quickly with a forward motion accelerating to 60-65 mph with its maintenance across the region fueled by focused ascent along its gust front, essentially becoming a self sustaining system. There was considerable lightning with the line, which is unusual with shallow convection. But, there was quite a bit of small hail with that ice mixing with the water droplets within the individual cells in the line causing charge separation and subsequent frequent lightning. The small hail also aided in the downward momentum transfer of the strong wind from aloft by adding some extra frictional drag on the air causing further downward acceleration.

Small bowing segments along the line were highly effective at mixing damaging wind down to the ground in widespread prolonged blasts producing significant swaths of wind damage across the region with a focus in the immediate Capital Region to southern Bennington County, with additional wind damage widespread in Columbia and Berkshire counties.

What made this squall line worse than many others that have impacted the region was the fact that the winds aloft were unusually strong and unusually low in the atmosphere. Had the wind fields been a little weaker, the magnitude of the wind gusts and damage that occurred would have been muted to some extent. Squall lines of this magnitude are not unusual here. An event of roughly this same magnitude, although not as focused on the Capital Region as this one, occurred just four months earlier on May 15, 2020.

Derecho
So was this event a derecho? First, a derecho is roughly defined as a long lived, fast moving convective damaging wind storm that produces wind damage along a continuous path no shorter than 250 miles and lasting six hours or more. Further, widespread gusts of at least 58 mph or greater must occur over the duration of the event along the path with gusts of 75 mph or higher in spots along the damage path. After a reanalysis of the event by the Storm Prediction Center on Monday October 12, 2020, it was determined that this event fits the definition of a serial derecho by producing widespread wind damage along a 320 mile path from northwest New York to Cape Cod and the Islands. The last derecho to impact the region was on July 15, 1995, with arguably another lower end Derecho on Labor Day, September 7, 1998.

Derecho path from west-central New York to Nantucket, MA roughly from 1-8pm

Derecho path, 1-8pm Wednesday October 20, 2020

The following series of radar images from the Albany Doppler Radar chronicle the passage of the squall line from 3-5pm, Wednesday October 7, 2020

ENX Radar Image - 3:09pm October 7, 2020


ENX Radar Image - 4pm October 7, 2020

ENX Radar Image - 4:30pm October 7, 2020

ENX Radar Image - 5pm October 7, 2020 

CLICK HERE FOR THE INSTANT DOPPLER 6 RADAR PAGE ALSO DOCUMENTING THE PASSAGE OF THE SQUALL LINE THROUGH THE REGION  

The Albany National Weather Service conducted a number of storm damage surveys in Montgomery and Rensselaer counties identifying areas of enhanced wind damage as well as a very brief tornado circulation that occurred in Canajoharie. The NWS determined that a brief EF0 tornado occurred at 3:14pm, lasting less than a minute, and resulting in the near destruction of a barn as well as bringing down a tree.

Albany NWS Tornado Report - EF0 - Canajoharie October 7, 2020

As the squall line progressed east through Montgomery County, an 80 mph microburst produced a pocket of enhanced wind damage in the town of Root at 3:24pm. The survey team observed several hardwood and softwood trees uprooted in the area with the orientation of the trees consistent with straight line wind.

Albany NWS Severe T'Storm Report - Microburst - Town of Root October 7, 2020 
A damage survey conducted in Pittstown in Rensselaer County resulted in a conclusion that a 90 mph microburst occurred on Croll Road east of the Tomhannock Reservoir at 3:54pm. The blast of wind produced significant damage in a general west southwest to east northeast direction with most of the damage done to trees in the area with some sheared and others uprooted. The NWS survey team also discovered shingles on a home buckled back and flashing peeled away from a second home.

Albany NWS Severe T'Storm Report - Microburst Pittstown Rensselaer County October 7, 2020

This Albany Doppler radar image at 3:54 showed a bow echo feature embedded within the great squall line as it was moving into Pittstown. The classic arc to that portion of the squall line is a radar indication of damaging wind at the ground. As the line moved east through northern Rensselaer and southern Bennington counties the bow echo maintained itself producing widespread damaging wind through Bennington and Pownal, VT

Albany Doppler radar 3:54pm - squall line with intense wind damage producing bow echo in NW Rensselaer County, west of Pittstown October 7, 2020 

Radar at 4:14pm showing the bow echo moving through southern Bennington and northern Berkshire counties.

Albany Doppler radar image, 4:14pm - damaging wind producing bow echo in Bennington County, VT October 7, 2020 

As the bow echo moved through Johnsonville it produced a 100 mph microburst at 3:56p, just two minutes after the damaging microburst in Pittstown, according to the findings from the NWS storm damage survey team. A large billboard supported by steel girders was observed to have been bent to the point that the billboard was almost horizontal with the ground. Damage occurred to a saw mill with numerous leaning power poles and uprooted trees. Direct damage to a large shed also occurred. Another large and significant damage area to trees occurred on the eastern shore of the Tomhannock Reservoir. According to the NWS survey team, westerly winds moving across the reservoir accelerated uprooting and snapping hardwood trees along the eastern shore of the reservoir along Reservoir Lake Road between New York Route 7 and Melrose-Valley Falls Road.

Albany NWS Severe TStorm Report - Johnsonville - Rensselaer County October 7, 2020

Major damage in Colonie - Albany County - Village Park Drive

Damage in Colonie - Albany County - Village Park Drive


NWS Storm Reports for Wednesday October 7, 2020. Note, these reports are used to verify the NWS warnings which were issued for this event and therefore do not necessarily represent an accounting for all of the wind damage which may have occurred.

Town County Severe Weather Report Time
Indian Lake Hamilton Wind Damage: Utility poles and wires blown down blocking Route 30 2:44pm
Schuyler Herkimer Wind Damage: Tree blown down onto a trailer 2:44pm
Herkimer Herkimer Wind Damage: Multiple trees blown down 2:55pm
Little Falls Herkimer Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down 2:59pm
Cedarville Herkimer Wind Damage: Tree blown onto a house 2:59pm
Unadilla Forks Otsego Numerous trees and power lines blown down between 6961 and the 7400 block of NY-51. NY-51 closed near NY-23 2:59pm
South Brookfield Otsego Wind Damage: Trees blown down 3:00pm
Leonardsville Otsego Wind Damage: Trees blown down on Carson Road 3:04pm
St. Johnsville Montgomery Wind Damage: Multiple trees blown down along Route 5 3:05pm
Exeter Center Otsego Wind Damage: Trees blown down on Tunnicliff Road near Schuyler Lake 3:09pm
Exeter Center Otsego Wind Damage: Tree blown down on Angel Hill Road 3:10pm
Canajoharie Montgomery EF0 Tornado: Max winds 85 mph, lasted less than a minute but destroyed a barn and toppled a tree 3:14pm
Johnstown Fulton Wind Damage: Tree blown down 3:15pm
3 miles north of Sprakers Montgomery Wind Damage: Route 10 closed between Hickory Hill Road and Dillenbeck Road due to downed power pole and wires 3:15pm
Fort Plain (Minden) Montgomery Wind Damage: Barn destroyed with debris carried a few hundred yards 3:17pm
Tribes Hill Montgomery Wind Damage: Multiple large branches down with some siding ripped off a house 3:20pm
Edmeston Otsego 0.25" diameter Hail 3:20pm
Tribes Hill Montgomery Wind Damage: Many large branches down 3:20pm
Oaksvlile Otsego Wind Damage: Trees and power lines down at the intersection of Cook Road and Williams Road 3:21pm
Amsterdam Montgomery Wind Damage: Trees blown down on Reid Hill Road 3:24pm
Town of Root Montgomery 85 mph microburst downed numerous softwood and hardwood trees 3:24pm
Amsterdam Montgomery Wind Damage: Many large trees and branches blown down throughout Amsterdam 3:25pm
Amsterdam Montgomery Wind Damage: Multiple trees snapped and damaged throughout Shuttleworth Park 3:25pm
Amsterdam Montgomery Wind Damage: Tree blown onto a power line at the intersection of Charles Lane and Sanford Avenue 3:25pm
Hagaman Montgomery Hail: 3/4" Diameter 3:28pm
Amsterdam Montgomery Tree partially fell on a house near the intersection of Guy Park Avenue and Northhampton Road 3:28pm
Amsterdam Montgomery Wind Damage: All lanes blocked on Route 30 between Hartley and Belldons Road due to downed trees and wires 3:30pm
Wellsville Montgomery Wind Damage: Tree uprooted near Youngs corner Road and Mill Point 3:30pm
Cooperstown Otsego Tree blown down onto a vehicle 3:30pm
Morris Otsego Wind Damage: Trees blown down on 434 CR-51 3:34pm
Charlton Saratoga Wind Damage: Large trees blown down 3:34pm
Central Bridge Schoharie Wind Damage: Trees down on wires along Route 7 Between Route 30 and Zicha Road 3:35pm
Charlton Saratoga Wind Damage: Trees on multiple houses on Imperial Lane and Redwood Drive 3:35pm
Rotterdam Schenectady Wind Damage: Route 337 between Route 159 and Princetown road closed due to downed power pole and wires 3:35pm
5 Miles NE of Worcester Otsego Wind Damage: Downed trees and power lines causing a fire on NY-38 3:36pm
Laurens Otsego Hail: 0.25" Diameter 3:39pm
Niskayuna Schenectady Wind Damage: Many large trees and branches blown down - estimated 50-55 mph wind gusts at WRGB for 10 consecutive minutes - 0.25" diameter hail 3:40pm
Ballston Lake Saratoga Wind Damage: Many large trees blown down throughout Ballston Lake 3:40pm
Clifton Park Saratoga 1 Fatality: Pine tree fell onto a car 3:42pm
Clifton Park Saratoga Wind Damage: Trees and wires down in town 3:43pm
Schenectady Schenectady Wind Damage: Trees blown down on Rosendale Drive 3:43pm
Niskayuna Schenectady Wind Damage: Large tree blown down on Barclay Place and Dean Street 3:44pm
Schenectady GE Plot Schenectady Wind Damage: Large tree fell near the GE plot 3:45pm
Oneonta Otsego Hail: 0.25" Diameter 3:45pm
Schenectady Schenectady Wind Damage: Large tree down near Lock 7 3:46pm
Schenectady Schenectady Wind Damage: Tree down on Rosendale Rd. near Mayfield road blocking a lane 3:47pm
Worcester Otsego Wind Damage: Medium sized branches blown down along Route 7 3:48pm
6 Miles NW of Mt. Vision Otsego Wind Damage: Trees and power lines blown down 3:48pm
Rotterdam Schenectady Wind Damage: Trees hanging on power lines, trees blown down 3:48pm
Schenectady Schenectady Wind Damage: Trees blown on to a house, power lines down 3:48pm
Davenport Center Delaware Wind Damage: Trees and power lines blown down on Charlotte Creek road near Pine Lake Spur Road 3:50pm
Guilderland Albany Wind Damage: Many trees blown down near Carmen Road 3:50pm
Albany Airport Albany Measured 67 mph wind gust (ASOS) 3:52pm
Latham Albany Wind Damage: Trees blown down near Maxwell Drive and Ashley Drive 3:53pm
Colonie Albany Wind Damage: Multiple trees down on fences near Brick Lane 3:54pm
Pittstown Rensselaer 90 mph microburst along Croll Road, east of the Tomhannock Reservoir produced significant damage to trees, some damage to houses 3:54pm
Davenport Center Delaware Wind Damage: Multiple reports of trees and wires down 3:55pm
Voorheesville Albany Wind Damage: Route 85 between Bullock Road and Swift Road closed due to downed trees and wires 3:55pm
East Meredith Delaware Wind Damage: Numerous trees and power lines blown down 3:55pm
Mechanicville Saratoga Wind Damage: Downed tree and large branches 3:56pm
Albany Albany Wind Damage: Tree blown down on a car 3:58pm
Sycaway Rensselaer Wind Damage: Trees blown down 3:59pm
Guilderland Albany Wind Damage: 40 foot Willow blown down 4:00pm
Stamford Delaware Wind Damage: Trees and power lines blown down along Railroad Avenue 4:00pm
Delmar Albany Wind Damage: Numerous trees blown down near the intersection of New Scotland Avenue and Hartman Road 4:00pm
Feura Bush Albany Wind Damage: Route 443 between meads Lane and the Bethlehem town line closed due to downed trees and wires 4:00pm
Delmar Albany Wind Damage: Large trees uprooted 4:00pm
Westmere Albany Wind Damage: Trees blown down on the UAlbany campus 4:01pm
Hoosick Falls Rensselaer Wind Damage: Route 22 at Hoosick Falls High School closed due to downed trees and wires 4:02pm
Stamford Delaware Wind Damage: Trees and power lines blown down on Terry Toad 4:03pm
Coxsackie Greene Wind Damage: Trees blown down 4:03pm
Albany Albany Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down 4:04pm
East Greenbush Rensselaer Wind Damage: Numerous trees blown down with widespread power outages 4:05pm
North Greenbush Rensselaer Wind Damage: Large tree branches blown down 4:05pm
Castleton-on-Hudson Rensselaer Wind Damage: Route 144 closed between Wemple Road and Clapper Road due to downed poles and wires 4:05pm
Westmere Albany Wind Damage: Large tree blown down near Crossgates Mall 4:06pm
Westerlo Albany Wind Damage: Tree blown down on a car 4:06pm
Selkirk Albany Wind Damage: Numerous large branches blown down with power outages 4:10pm
Medusa Albany Wind Damage: Several trees blown down 4:10pm
Pownal, VT Bennington Wind Damage: Many trees and power lines blown down on Route 7 between Jackson Cross Road and Center Street 4:10pm
Bennington, VT Bennington Wind Damage: Many trees and power lines blown down 4:10pm
Selkirk Albany Wind Damage: Trees blown down blocking Route 9W 4:10pm
Delmar Albany Wind Damage: Trees and power lines blown down on Wemple Road 4:10pm
East Greenbush Rensselaer Wind Damage: Large tree blown down onto a car 4:13pm
Bennington, VT Bennington Wind Damage: Widespread tree and power line damage, half of Bennington without power 4:15pm
Roxbury Delaware Wind Damage: Tree blown down near the intersection of Intake Road and NY-23 4:15pm
Adams, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Tree blown down on a car 4:16pm
Ravena Albany Wind Damage: Route 9J between County Route 2 and the Columbia County line closed due to downed trees and power lines 4:16pm
Nassau Rensselaer Wind Damage: Numerous downed poles and wires along Route 20 between Nassau and Route 66 4:17pm
North Adams, MA Berkshire Measured 60 mph wind gust (ASOS) 4:17pm
Stephentown Rensselaer Wind Damage: Trees and power lines blown down 4:21pm
Chatham Columbia Wind Damage: Trees blown down onto wires 4:21pm
2 Miles SSE of Nassau Columbia Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down 4:22pm
New Baltimore Columbia Wind Damage: Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down 4:22pm
Lanesborough, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Tree blown down near Route 8 4:25pm
Florida, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Numerous trees blown down 4:25pm
Niverville Columbia Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down 4:27pm
Stuyvesant Columbia Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down 4:27pm
Kinderhook Columbia Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down 4:28pm
Valatie Columbia Wind Damage: Trees and wires down on a vehicle 4:28pm
Stottville Columbia Wind Damage: Tree blown down through a house 4:30pm
Hancock, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Numerous trees blown down 4:31pm
Windsor, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Tree and wires blown down on Route 9 at the intersection of Hill Street and Hill Road 4:33pm
Pittsfield, MA Berkshire Measured wind gust of 60 mph (ASOS) 4:33pm
Dalton, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Large tree limbs down 4:34pm
Stottville Columbia Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down 4:34pm
Canaan Columbia Wind Damage: Pole snapped 4:36pm
Canaan Columbia Wind Damage: Tree and wires blown down 4:37pm
Chatham Columbia Wind Damage: Tree blown onto wires 4:37pm
Hudson Columbia Wind Damage: Pole snapped and wires blown down 4:38pm
Stottville Columbia Downed wires resulted in road closure on Route 66 at Route 9H 4:39pm
Hudson Columbia Wind Damage: Tree on wires 4:39pm
Catskill Greene Wind Damage: Tree blown onto a house with a partial structural collapse in the village 4:40pm
Philmont Columbia Wind Damage: Tree blown onto wires 4:40pm
Hudson Columbia Wind Damage: Pole broken with wires down 4:42pm
Claverack Columbia Wind Damage: Tree blown onto a power pole 4:43pm
Austerlitz Columbia Wind Damage: Tree blown down on County Route 9 4:44pm
Lee, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Parts of Route 20 closed in Lee due to downed trees 4:48pm
Stockbridge, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Numerous downed trees 4:48pm
Copake Columbia Wind Damage: Tree blown down onto wires 4:54pm
Great Barrington, MA Berkshire Fatality: Tree blown down onto a man in a golf card on Wyantenuck Golf course 5:16pm
Sandisfield, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Trees blown down 5:16pm
Ashley Falls, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Downed trees and wires 5:20pm
Colebrook, CT Litchfield Wind Damage: Downed trees 5:24pm
Winsted, CT Litchfield Wind Damage: Trees blown down 5:28pm

 

Cumulative Storm Reports For Wednesday October 7, 2020

Storm Prediction Center Storm Reports For October 7, 2020 


Large Uprooted tree in Clifton Park, Oaks sub division - Saratoga County - Photograph by Steve LaPointe

Uprooted tree in Clifton Park - Saratoga County October 7, 2020  


Wind damage to trees in Kinderhook, Wednesday October 7, 2020
Photograph provided by Mark Irish


Wind damage in Kinderhook, Columbia County, Wednesday October 7, 2020

Wind damage to trees in Kinderhook, Wednesday October 7, 2020
Photograph provided by Mark Irish

Wind damage in Kinderhook, Columbia County, Wednesday October 7, 2020 

One of many downed trees in Schenectady - Schenectady County - October 7, 2020
Photograph contributed by Jeff Hotaling

Tree damage in Schenectady - October 7, 2020

Additional tree damage in Schenectady - Schenectady County - October 7, 2020
Photograph contributed by Jeff Hotaling

Tree damage in Schenectady - October 7, 2020 

Major damage to this home in the village of Catskill - Wednesday October 7, 2020
Photograph contributed by WeatherNet 6 spotter Steve Meicht

Partial structural collapse due to the fallen tree - Catskill - Greene County - October 7, 2020 

The remnants of a completely destroyed barn and heavily damaged cars in Fort Plain, village of Minden - Montgomery County - Wednesday October 7, 2020 - Photograph contributed by Kayla Mattison

Destroyed barn in Fort Plain, village of Minden - Montgomery County - October 7, 2020 

Wind damage in Pittstown - Rensselaer County - Wednesday October 7, 2020
Photograph contributed by Rich Roberts

Wind damage in Pittstown - Rensselaer County - October 7, 2020

Wind damage in Guilderland - Albany County - Wednesday October 7, 2020

Wind damage in Guilderland - Albany County - October 7, 2020 

Wind damage in Acra - Greene County - Wednesday October 7, 2020
Photograph contributed by Chris Drexler

Wind damage in Acra - Greene County - October 7, 2020 

Wind damage in Bennington, VT - Bennington County - Wednesday October 7, 2020
Photograph contributed by Christopher Wright

Wind damage in Bennington, VT - Bennington County - October 7, 2020 

Rainfall in the event was not significant due to the fast forward speed of the squall line. Most areas for the day, with the WeatherNet 6 rainfall reports below including amounts that fell with a zone of light showers that preceded the severe weather, came in with a quarter of an inch or less

Town County Rainfall Report Town County Rainfall Report
Hancock, MA Berkshire 0.38" Savoy, MA Berkshire 0.25"
Becket, MA Berkshire 0.10"      
           
South Berne Albany 0.20" Albany (ASOS) Albany 0.03"
           
Spencertown Columbia 0.16" Ancramdale Columbia 0.08"
Taghkanic Columbia 0.04"      
           
Arkville Delaware 0.25" Denver Delaware 0.10"
Roxbury Delaware 0.22"      
           
Cairo Greene 0.10"      
           
Wells Hamilton 0.45"      
           
Amsterdam Montgomery 0.49" Glen Montgomery 0.26"
Palatine Bridge Montgomery 0.19" Fonda Montgomery 0.27"
           
Oneonta Otsego 0.20" Worcester Otsego 0.48"
           
Castleton Rensselaer 0.12"      
           
Lake Desolation Saratoga 0.21" Galway Saratoga 0.49"
Ballston Spa Saratoga 0.16" Malta Saratoga 0.25"
           
Rotterdam Schenectady 0.36" Delanson Schenectady 0.21"
Glenville Schenectady 0.15" Duanesburg Schenectady 0.16"
           
Charlotteville Schoharie 0.65" Jefferson Schoharie 0.25"
           
Port Ewen Ulster 0.01" Kingston Ulster 0.02"
Esopus Ulster 0.02" Olivebridge Ulster 0.01"
           
Queensbury Warren 0.20"      
           
Hartford Washington 0.23" Cossayuna Washington 0.07"
           
Landgrove, VT Bennington 0.27" Danby, VT Rutland 0.29"
West Rutland, VT Rutland 0.19"