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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 4.5 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State CONNECTICUT
County/Area FAIRFIELD
WFO OKX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-05-16 15:08:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2SW NEWTOWN
Begin Lat/Lon 41.4/-73.35
End Date 2007-05-16 15:13:00.0 EST-5
End Location 2SE NEWTOWN
End Lat/Lon 41.4/-73.3
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front the afternoon of the 16th...with 1 particularly potent bow echo that moved across northern Fairfield, New Haven, and Middlesex Counties. This bow echo produced a microburst and an EF1 tornado in Fairfield County, and another microburst in Middlesex County.
Event Narrative An EF-1 tornado touched down near the Rock Ridge Country Club, just north of Route 302. It traveled east to northeast and passed just south of the main town center in Newtown. The tornado passed across Route 25, South Main Street and lifted along Sugarloaf Road, between Toddy Hill Road and Berkshire Drive.
High winds damaged many trees which fell through houses and cars along this path, which was approximately 4.5 miles with an average path width of 100 yards. There was a well defined narrow track of discontinuous damage, where the damage converged in toward the track center. Eye witness reports of funnel clouds were observed.


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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 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANBURY FAIRFIELD CO. CT 05/16/2007 14:59 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDDING FAIRFIELD CO. CT 05/16/2007 15:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWTOWN FAIRFIELD CO. CT 05/16/2007 15:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWTOWN FAIRFIELD CO. CT 05/16/2007 15:08 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTON FAIRFIELD CO. CT 05/16/2007 15:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHBURY NEW HAVEN CO. CT 05/16/2007 15:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BETHANY NEW HAVEN CO. CT 05/16/2007 15:19 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROMWELL MIDDLESEX CO. CT 05/16/2007 15:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIDDLETOWN MIDDLESEX CO. CT 05/16/2007 15:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K