Video of the tornado near Amsterdam

"I'm a little freaked out because I'm pretty sure I just saw a tornado form and cross the Thruway."

Check it out: this is video shot by YouTube user linalia of the apparent tornado that touched down near Amsterdam Sunday. The clip should start at the tornado -- if not, it's at about 5:48.

The National Weather Service says it looks like the tornado crossed the Thruway near the Mohawk service area, headed north into Cranesville, and then northeast into west Glenville. [Recorder]

Update: The National Weather Service has confirmed it was a tornado.

Comments

Wow! That was scary to watch! We have not had a tornado in addition to the hurricane and the earth quake!!!

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