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Tornadoes are right up this alley

National Weather Service storm survey meteorologist, Vasil Koleci looks over the Margaret Krylowicz home along Route 20 in Duanesburg, that was destroyed in the Thursday afternoon tornado.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
National Weather Service storm survey meteorologist, Vasil Koleci looks over the Margaret Krylowicz home along Route 20 in Duanesburg, that was destroyed in the Thursday afternoon tornado.
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The topography of the Interstate 88 corridor where tornadoes struck Thursday and in 2013 creates a “funnel zone” that is fertile ground for violent storms. The hilly area near routes 20 and 7 can trap colder air, which collides with warmer/humid air in a storm alley to produce volatile results, according to the National Weather Service. “The way the topography is in the area, sometimes you get warm, humid air from Central New York and ...

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