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A line of thunderstorms formed over western New York along a strong cold front during the afternoon of May 4th. The storms moved eastward across eastern New York and western New England between 6:30 and 10 pm, resulting in numerous reports of trees and wires down. Wind gusts up to 61 mph were observed, though they were likely higher in some spots. A few concentrated swaths of wind damage, possibly associated with microbursts, occurred in Johnstown, NY (Fulton County) and Cambridge, NY (Washington County). Several large trees were down on houses and cars in these areas. Over 100,000 people lost power during the event.
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