A downdraft wind that managed to moved one Clarence shed late Saturday afternoon fell far short of being a tornado, according to the National Weather Service.
â€śIt went quickly on through and fizzled away,â€ť said meteorologiist Bill Hibbert, working out of the Weather Service offices at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Cheektowaga. Office co-workers, he said, noticed a photo of a patch of grass missing where a shed once stood on the Twitter feed of Scott Levin, of WGRZ-TV, Channel 2.
The gusts, Hibbert said, were fleeting, moving from Harris Hill and all but disappearing at Rapids in Niagara County, within a 20-minute span. â€śThere was nothing tornadic about it,â€ť he added.
Stormy weather may follow a warm spell in the new week. Sundayâ€™s temperatures in the upper 70s will climb into the mid-80s by Tuesday and Wednesday. However, a cold front Wednesday evening will drop temperatures into the mid-70s, possibly triggering stormy weather.