|A storm cloud over the Breezy Point area of Queens section of New York was seen on Saturday.|
Tornado watch issued for Hampden, Hampshire counties
Reports of possible tornado in New York City
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Hampshire, Hampden, and Berkshire counties in Massachusetts. The watch is in effect in Hampshire and Hampden counties through 9 p.m., and through 10 p.m. in Berkshire County.
In New York City, a tornado warning was issued earlier today for Queens and Brooklyn as a line of strong thunderstorms moved through the city. Videos taken by bystanders showed a funnel cloud hurling sand and debris in the air as it moved through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens on Saturday.
A Fire Department spokesman said there were reports of power lines down and possibly other damage in the area.
The general manager of the Breezy Point Surf Club told the Associated Press the storm ripped up cabanas and even picked up industrial-sized metal trash bins.
The service said radar detected a ‘‘strong rotation’’ in the storm, but there was no immediate confirmation that a twister actually formed.
The warning was in effect through 11:30 a.m.