Microburst Hit Glastonbury, Not a Tornado
By Quincy Vagell on August 11, 2012, 4:10pm Last modified: August 12, 2013, 11:58am
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The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that a microburst hit Glastonbury on Friday and that it was not a tornado.
The preliminary report from the NWS says that winds were estimated in the range of 85 to 100 miles per hour.
Significant storm damage was reported in some portions of Glastonbury on Friday afternoon as a severe thunderstorms blew through the area.
A Tornado Warning was issued for the storm, but a tornado was not confirmed.
Some of the worst damage was reported in South Glastonbury, as seen above.
Wassuc Road had many downed trees and power lines.
Weir Road was also hit hard as many large trees, some over 3-feet in diamater, came crashing down.
Check out the following slides for a few more photos of the damage.