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Tornado The ribbon of high winds that circles the globe made a southerly dip into the eastern U.S., providing just the right push to get twisters spinning all the way down to Georgia. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) – Start with summer heat, add a dash of humidity and a misbehaving jet stream and suddenly the Northeast is the new Tornado Alley.

A spate of tornadoes tore across the Northeast from New Hampshire to New York in the past several days, including one in Queens late Friday that ripped up trees, knocked down power lines and stripped the siding off several houses, according to the National Weather Service.

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