Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 0.16 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State CONNECTICUT
County/Area FAIRFIELD
WFO OKX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-06-24 13:25:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2E BRIDGEPORT
Begin Lat/Lon 41.18/-73.18
End Date 2010-06-24 13:26:00.0 EST-5
End Location 2SW STRATFORD
End Lat/Lon 41.18/-73.18
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 3/0
Property Damage 3.20M
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A cold front and strong upper level trough moved across the Tri-State, triggering severe thunderstorms across Southwest Connecticut during the afternoon. This included both supercells and squall lines, producing an EF-1 Tornado in Bridgeport, and severe winds and hail across the remainder of the region.
Event Narrative An NWS Storm Survey determined that an EF-1 Tornado, with maximum winds of 110 mph, impacted a small portion of Bridgeport. The survey found many signs of wind rotation in a highly localized area just north of Interstate 95. The area was bounded by the Interstate 95 northbound connector on the west and Pembroke Street on the east. The most severe damage was concentrated along East Main Street between Nichols Street on the south and Cedar Street on the North. In this area, windows were blown in, the facade of a building was stripped off, tree tops were sheared off, and large pieces of metal blown off from surrounding structures were wrapped around a fire hydrant. Eyewitness reports described a rain wrapped tornado with visibility near zero in swirling heavy rain and debris. Note the damage estimate is just a portion of the total damage to Bridgeport.


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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 30 6.776M 0.00K
MONROE FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
ASPETUCK FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:14 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
EASTON FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:14 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
WESTPORT FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:14 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
PLATTSVILLE FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:18 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
STRATFORD FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:18 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SHELTON FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:19 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
TRUMBULL FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:19 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 1 40.00K 0.00K
(BDR)BRIDGEPORT MEM FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
BRIDGEPORT FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 7.50K 0.00K
BRIDGEPORT FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:25 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 3 3.200M 0.00K
BRIDGEPORT FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 87 kts. EG 0 25 3.200M 0.00K
BRIDGEPORT FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:25 EST-5 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STRATFORD FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DEVON NEW HAVEN CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:28 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
STRATFORD FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:28 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 1 100.00K 0.00K
(BDR)BRIDGEPORT MEM FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:29 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 68 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILFORD NEW HAVEN CO. CT 06/24/2010 13:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
REDDING FAIRFIELD CO. CT 06/24/2010 14:03 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WATERBURY NEW HAVEN CO. CT 06/24/2010 17:07 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
WATERBURY NEW HAVEN CO. CT 06/24/2010 17:07 EST-5 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHESHIRE NEW HAVEN CO. CT 06/24/2010 17:21 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 30 6.776M 0.00K