Tornado Confirmed in Windsor Locks

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By WXedge Staff on July 1, 2013, 7:22pm Last modified: July 2, 2013, 2:56pm

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Radar velocity image at 1:32 p.m. while a tornado was on the ground.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

614 PM EDT MON JUL 1 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR WINDSOR LOCKS IN HARTFORD COUNTY CONNECTICUT...

LOCATION...WINDSOR LOCKS IN HARTFORD COUNTY CONNECTICUT

DATE...JULY 1 2013

ESTIMATED TIME...130 PM EDT TO 135 PM EDT

MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...86 MPH

MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS

PATH LENGTH...2.5 MILES

BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.91N / 72.64W

ENDING LAT/LON...41.92N /72.62W

* FATALITIES...0

* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO

CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN

NWS STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON MA HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR WINDSOR LOCKS IN HARTFORD COUNTY CONNECTICUT ON JULY 1 2013.

THIS DAMAGE SURVEY IS ONGOING AS OF THE ISSUANCE OF THIS STATEMENT. HOWEVER...IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT A TORNADO OCCURRED IN HARTFORD COUNTY CONNECTICUT...BEGINNING NEAR RAYMOND ROAD AND ALICIA TERRACE IN WINDSOR LOCKS CONNECTICUT CONTINUING ACROSS THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AND ENDING IN THE 200 BLOCK OF MAIN STREET IN EAST WINDSOR CONNECTICUT.

NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWNED NEAR RAYMOND ROAD AND ALICIA TERRACE INCLUDING SOME THAT WERE DOWNED ONTO CARS AND HOUSES. AS THE TORNADO TRAVELED NORTHEASTWARD...TOBACCO TENTS WERE RIPPED OFF THE TOBACCO FIELDS AND SOME TOBACCO WAS FLATTENED. THIS CAN BE SEEN FROM INTERSTATE 91. SEVERAL EYEWITNESSES REPORTED DEBRIS BEING LOFTED INTO THE AIR AND NOISE THAT SOUNDED LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN AS THE TORNADO MOVED THROUGH. WHILE MUCH OF THE DAMAGE WAS RATED EF-0...THERE WAS A SMALL AREA OF EF-1 DAMAGE WHERE A SPORTS BUBBLE AT SPORTS WORLD IN EAST WINDSOR CONNECTICUT COLLAPSED AND BLEW ONTO INTERSTATE 91.

ADDITIONALLY...REPORTS WERE RECEIVED OF A SEMI TRUCK THAT WAS BLOWN OVER ON INTERSTATE 91 SOUTH AT EXIT 44 IN EAST WINDSOR.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE INCLUDED IN ANOTHER PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT ONCE THE SURVEY HAS BEEN COMPLETED LATER THIS EVENING.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT

WEATHER.GOV/BOX.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES

INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.

EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.

EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.

EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.

EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.

EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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RLG/FRANK

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