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THUNDERSTORMS BATTER SOUTHERN TIER

An incoming cold front touched off severe thunderstorms late Sunday afternoon that brought high winds, heavy rain, large hail and a possible tornado to parts of the Southern Tier.

And Sunday's rain, combined with low temperatures overnight, produced a dense fog in parts of Western New York this morning. The fog was most heavy in areas around Cheektowaga, Jamestown and along the Lake Erie shore, said Patrick O'Hara, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

A funnel cloud was reported in the Town of Lyndon in Cattaraugus County at about 5 p.m. Witnesses said it tore the roof off a dairy barn and swooped up 40 1,000-pound bales of hay.

One-inch hail was reported in Ellicottville. Three-quarter-inch hailstones covered the ground in Lyndon.

Falling tree limbs struck a house in Lakewood, outside Jamestown. Limbs downed electrical lines and produced scattered power failures in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.

Winds gusted up to 32 mph at the National Weather Service office at the airport, where almost half an inch of rain fell. Other areas got as much as an inch.

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