Monday June 16, 2008 Severe Thunderstorm Outbreak
Radar Images

#1 Albany NEXRAD base reflectivity image, lowest tilt, 3:32pm Monday June 16, 2008: Multicell severe thunderstorm cluster extending from Rensselaer County southwest into eastern and southern Albany County. Pockets of large hail, mainly in the areas shaded in purple and black. The storm cluster was moving in an eastward direction at approximately 30 mph, with thunderstorms developing south on the southern flank of the line at this time.

Albany NEXRAD base reflectivity 3:32pm, Monday June 16, 2008 

#2 Instant Doppler 6 reflectivity image, 3:33 pm Monday June 16, 2008: Instant Doppler 6 view of the multicell severe thunderstorm complex depicted on the Albany NEXRAD in image #1

Instant Doppler 6 reflectivity image at 3:33pm of the severe thunderstorm cluster 

#3 Instant Doppler 6 reflectivity image, 4:00 pm Monday June 16, 2008: Instant Doppler 6 view of the multicell severe thunderstorm complex over southern Bennington, northern Berkshire, Rensselaer and northern Columbia counties. Large hail was falling at this time in northern Berkshire County and over Kinderhook in northern Columbia County at this time.

Instant Doppler 6 image of the multicell severe thunderstorm complex, 4pm June 16, 2008 

#4 Instant Doppler 6 reflectivity image, 4:31 pm Monday June 16, 2008: 75 nm range view of severe thunderstorms stretching from Berkshire and Columbia counties, to Ulster County. A severe thunderstorm was also evident in southern Herkimer and northwest Otsego County at this time where large hail was reported to have fallen at Cedarville.

Instant Doppler 6 75nm range view of severe thunderstorms at 4:31 pm June 16, 2008 

#5 Albany NEXRAD base reflectivity image, lowest tilt, 4:51 pm Monday June 16, 2008: Violent thunderstorms with two distinct large hail cores, one south of Chatham, Columbia County, and the other north of Stockbridge, MA, Berkshire County, at this time.

>Albany NWS NEXRAD base reflectivity image of hail storms in Berkshire and Columbia counties, 4:51pm June 16, 2008 

#6 Albany NEXRAD base reflectivity image, lowest tilt, 6:00 pm Monday June 16, 2008: Supercell thunderstorm (strongly rotating updraft in the region of the storm marked by the yellow and red circular shear markers) over north central Dutchess County near Millbrook. A tornado warning was in effect at this time for the storm as Doppler radar indicated rotation strong enough to warrant the possibility of tornado development. (Straight line winds ranging from 60-75 mph were later confirmed by an Albany NWS storm damage survey team on Tuesday June 17. No tornado damage was observed along the storm's path) The storm also produced up to golf ball sized hail that reportedly stripped most of the leaves off of all of the trees on the north side of Hyde Park in Ulster County as it moved through.

Albany NEXRAD base reflectivity image zoomed over central Dutchess County showing a violent supercell thunderstorm, 6pm June 16, 2008 

#7 CBS6 severe weather radar analysis tool, 6:00 pm Monday June 16, 2008: Severe weather analysis tool highlighting the most dangerous portion of the supercell thunderstorm, just west of Millbrook in Dutchess County. The tool indicated the potential for 80 winds at the time.

CBS6 severe weather radar analysis tool indicating the damaging wind threat at 6pm near Millbrook, Dutchess County, 6pm June 16, 2008