Tornado touched down during Tuesday’s storm, National Weather Service confirms


A tornado touched down in New England during this week’s storm, the National Weather Service confirms. 

The weather agency sent a team to Ashford, Conn. to investigate a report of a tornado touching down on Tuesday. 

The team confirms that a small one – an EF0 – did around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The tornado featured wind speeds between 80 and 85 miles per hour and was only on the ground for about a minute but traveled about a half mile in that time. 

“In that area, numerous large trees were uprooted and many large branches fell,” the National Weather Service report states. 

An Ashford resident told investigators she observed water in the lake “sucked up 50 to 60 feet in the air,” and others reported hearing a loud roaring sound. 

None were injured. One home suffered roof damage. 

This is the fifth tornado to touch down in Connecticut this year. 

Severe storms in May also caused a macroburst and meteotsunamis. 

Meteotsunami recorded off the coast of Massachusetts

2018-07-20 14:15:24

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