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Yorktown Enjoys Weather Despite Tornado Watch

Yorktown residents took full advantage of the summer weather Wednesday, despite a Tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service for all of Westchester county.

The bike paths were still filled with cyclists, Jack DeVito Memorial Field and track were spotted with walkers, and Sparkle Lake even had its share of fishers, swimmers and sun-bathers.

Andrew Sofroniou said he was just going to resume his afternoon activities and figured he knew the tell-tale signs of when it was time to leave.

“I heard the warning right before I got here but came anyway,” he said, standing on the rocks at Sparkle Lake ready to fish. “Once I see lighting or thunder or it starts to rain hard I’ll leave, but until then I’m fine.”

Ladies at the Jack DeVito track had the same sentiments—they still went on their walk, but parked the car a little bit closer in case they needed to get out quickly.

The beach at Sparkle Lake had it’s normal crowd of families and young children, and a few pedestrians walked the path behind the beach with no worries of what looked like poor weather.

Some people, however, had no idea about the warning.

“No I hadn’t heard anything about it,” said Sarah Capozzoli outside a store in Jefferson Valley. “Well now I’m going to get home and stay inside.”

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Wednesday for Westchester county at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

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