Tornado & Microburst Confirmed on 7/10/2013
By WXedge Staff on July 11, 2013, 4:23pm Last modified: July 15, 2013, 12:41pm
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The National Weather Service has officially confirmed that on 7/10/2013, a tornado of EF1 strength was confirmed in Andover. This tornado traveled for 11.2 miles with a maximum width of 100 yards. It was estimated to reach the ground at 5:20PM and finally lifted after moving through Andover, Coventry, and finally Mansfield. It was determined to have lifted at about 5:51, totaling just over half an hour on the ground. Along the damage path, there were numerous uprooted trees, and tree tops snapped off. A metal shed was ripped apart, and that was the worst structural damage reported (a barn roof lifted). Based on the observed damage, the NWS estimated the max wind speed to be around 90mph.
Additionally, there was a confirmed microburst in Tolland. Details in the next slide.