Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 2.94 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State CONNECTICUT
County/Area NEW HAVEN
WFO OKX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-07-31 15:28:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 1NNE EAST RIVER
Begin Lat/Lon 41.3/-72.62
End Date 2009-07-31 15:33:00.0 EST-5
End Location 1WNW GRISWOLD ARPT
End Lat/Lon 41.28/-72.57
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A cold front transiting the Tri-State formed a squall line with multiple bow echoes, producing two tornadoes, and widespread damage from straight line winds.
Event Narrative The tornado cut a narrow, discontinuous swath of damage nearly 3 miles long from near Copse Trail east-southeast to Hull Road between Acorn and Saxon Roads. Downed trees on Wellsweep Drive were strewn in multiple directions in a pattern indicative of a tornado. Snapped and uprooted hardwood trees were also indicative of maximum wind speeds around 100 mph, or EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 155.00K 0.00K
PINE ROCK PARK FAIRFIELD CO. CT 07/31/2009 14:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BOTSFORD FAIRFIELD CO. CT 07/31/2009 14:38 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.50K 0.00K
SOUTH FARMS MIDDLESEX CO. CT 07/31/2009 14:38 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
NAUGATUCK NEW HAVEN CO. CT 07/31/2009 14:39 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 83 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GREENFIELD HILL FAIRFIELD CO. CT 07/31/2009 14:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 1 3.00K 0.00K
GROTON NEW LONDON CO. CT 07/31/2009 14:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ORONOKE NEW HAVEN CO. CT 07/31/2009 14:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
SHELTON FAIRFIELD CO. CT 07/31/2009 14:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FAIRFIELD FAIRFIELD CO. CT 07/31/2009 14:52 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
ORONOQUE FAIRFIELD CO. CT 07/31/2009 14:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
PINE ROCK PARK FAIRFIELD CO. CT 07/31/2009 14:56 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WESTPORT FAIRFIELD CO. CT 07/31/2009 14:59 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 1 7.50K 0.00K
ORANGE NEW HAVEN CO. CT 07/31/2009 15:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ORANGE NEW HAVEN CO. CT 07/31/2009 15:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
MERIDEN NEW HAVEN CO. CT 07/31/2009 15:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 7.50K 0.00K
NORTH BRANFORD NEW HAVEN CO. CT 07/31/2009 15:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST RIVER NEW HAVEN CO. CT 07/31/2009 15:28 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GUILFORD NEW HAVEN CO. CT 07/31/2009 15:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 12.50K 0.00K
CHESTER MIDDLESEX CO. CT 07/31/2009 15:43 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 7.50K 0.00K
DEEP RIVER MIDDLESEX CO. CT 07/31/2009 15:53 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 7.50K 0.00K
OLD LYME NEW LONDON CO. CT 07/31/2009 15:53 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 7.50K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 155.00K 0.00K