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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.38 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
State MASSACHUSETTS
County/Area NORFOLK
WFO BOX
Begin Date 05/09/2013 15:31:00 EST-5
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth S
Begin Location STOUGHTON
Begin Lat/Lon 42.1/-71.1
End Date 05/09/2013 15:33:00 EST-5
End Range 1
End Azimuth SSE
End Location STOUGHTON
End Lat/Lon 42.1/-71.09
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A mid level low and cold pool aloft moved over Southern New England, steepening mid-level lapse rates and resulting in enough instability for showers and thunderstorms to develop. A weak, short-lived tornado spun up in one of these thunderstorms near the Bay State Ford dealership in Stoughton.
Event Narrative A tornado touched down at a car dealership on Route 138 in Stoughton where it was captured by a security camera and recorded on several employees cell phone cameras. Three RV trailers, weighing about 5000 pounds each, were pushed back about 6 feet against a chain link fence. One trailer was lifted about 15 feet into a light pole but landed on its wheels with minimal damage. An aluminum door about 20 feet high and 15 feet wide was blown out of the service garage. Eyewitnesses reported ceiling tiles being lifted inside the dealership as the tornado passed overhead. The tornado entered a wooded area just to the northeast of the dealership. Roughly one quarter of a mile away on Erica Drive and Dean Road, two large pine trees were downed before the tornado dissipated.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
STOUGHTON NORFOLK CO. MA 05/09/2013 15:31 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 20.00K 0.00K