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Severe thunderstorms impacted portions of the Catskills, Mid-Hudson Valley, Taconics, and Litchfield Hills on the afternoon of May 15. The storms became intense around 2:30 pm with hail up to baseball size reported. In addition, an EF1 tornado occurred near Saugerties, NY. From about 3:30 to 5:00 pm, the main threat turned to wind as an intense squall line raced across Ulster, Dutchess, and Litchfield Counties producing widespread wind damage and gusts estimated at up to 105 mph. Another EF1 tornado occurred in Winsted, CT, and a tornado of unknown intensity occurred over Barkhamsted Reservoir in Connecticut.
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