Wild Weather Rips Through Western New York

July 25, 2010 Updated Jul 25, 2010 at 1:24 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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July 25, 2010 Updated Jul 25, 2010 at 1:24 AM EDT

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY ( from: The Jamestown Post Journal - National Weather Service - Dunkirk Observer online - WKBW ) Several tornadoes were reported to have touched down in the Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania Saturday as wild weather ripped through parts of Western New York

Severe thunderstorm cells moved in from the West, with significant precipitation ranging from Niagara County to the Southern Tier.

Channel 7's Kendra Eaglin was in Dewittville Saturday night, where damage to a condominium development there was significant. Witnesses there told Eyewitness News that a kayak was blown from the water, and that winds from what looked like a tornado blew out windows and caused damage, sending people scrambling for cover.

One eyewitness said the entire incident lasted about 30-40 seconds.

In Randolph, residents say a tornado there caused damage to trees and backyards while heavy rains soaked the area.

The Jamestown Post Journal online is reporting that the National Weather Service is investigating reports of three tornadoes in The Post-Journal's coverage area.

Reports of tornadoes in the Chautauqua County area have been issued by the National Weather Service of Buffalo.

According to Dave Sage, radio operator of the service, there have been two or three tornadoes spotted.

"There are at least two that we have confirmed," he said.

Trees and power lines have been reported down in the middle of the county from a cell of thunderstorms that moved through the area. This cell included strong, damaging winds.

The Dunkirk Observer posting online in a story by Michael Frank that an EF-2 tornado cut through part of Chautauqua County.

Judith Levan, warning coordinator meterologist for the NWS, said that a tornado with wind speeds of 125 miles per hour initally touched down at 4:40 p.m. near Lions Road in Chautauqua. The speed of the storm made it an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujitia scale.

Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards said there were no serious injuries or fatalities as a result of the storm. He credited that partly to divine intervention as well as the good work of the folks putting out notices about the storm.

He said there was significant damage to a number of homes and businesses in Mavyille, and a number of residents without power. Power was expected to be restored in sections, and county officials were working with National Grid. A couple of condos in the Dewittville area suffered significant damage as well.

Channel 7's Jennifer Stanonis was in the Eyewitness News Weather Lab all afternoon and evening tracking the storms.

After a soggy Saturday, Sunday is shaping up to be a better day. The forecast calls for a slight chance of showers before 2pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind between 7 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

If you have storm pictures, upload them to YOU NEWS here at wkbw.com - or e-mail them directly to "Eyewitness News" at YOUNEWS@wkbw.com.

An Eyewitness News crew will return to Mayville, Dewittville, and other areas of the Southern Tier Sunday to get a damage update, and an official report from the National Weather Service.

For links to the stories from the Jamestown Post Journal and Dunkirk Observer, go to "News Links" at wkbw.com

Here is the technical report from the NWS on various reports of storm damage and tornadoes from the Southern Tier;

0540 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 SW SALAMANCA 42.12N 78.80W
07/24/2010 CATTARAUGUS NY TRAINED SPOTTER

EST 1 MI NW OF EXIT 19 OF I-86...30+ TREES BLOWN OVER OR
TOPPED. SEVERAL ROADS CLOSED IN THE AREA.

0526 PM TORNADO 1 WSW RANDOLPH 42.16N 78.99W
07/24/2010 CATTARAUGUS NY TRAINED SPOTTER

LARGE TREES DOWN ON MAIN STREET AND ON HOMES. PARTIAL
ROOF DAMAGE. GAS PUMPS BLOWN OVER AT SUGAR CREEK STORE. SEMI TRUCK TIPPED OVER.

0503 PM TSTM WND DMG MAYVILLE 42.25N 79.50W
07/24/2010 CHAUTAUQUA NY PUBLIC

TREE DOWN ON AMISH BUGGY. PEOPLE TRAPPED.

0523 PM TSTM WND DMG RANDOLPH 42.16N 78.98W
07/24/2010 CATTARAUGUS NY PUBLIC

TREE DOWN ON HOUSE

0526 PM TSTM WND DMG RANDOLPH 42.16N 78.98W
07/24/2010 CATTARAUGUS NY TRAINED SPOTTER

NEAR I-86 SEVERAL TREES DOWN

0445 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 S MAYVILLE 42.24N 79.50W
07/24/2010 CHAUTAUQUA NY BROADCAST MEDIA

PUBLIC REPORTED POSSIBLE TORNADO. AT LEAST ONE HOUSE HIT.WIRES DOWN.

0448 PM TORNADO 1 S MAYVILLE 42.24N 79.50W
07/24/2010 CHAUTAUQUA NY EMERGENCY MNGR