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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 2.07 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State CONNECTICUT
County/Area HARTFORD
WFO BOX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2013-07-01 12:28:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2E POQUONOCK
Begin Lat/Lon 41.9/-72.65
End Date 2013-07-01 12:35:00.0 EST-5
End Location 0N WAREHOUSE PT
End Lat/Lon 41.92/-72.62
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A series of shortwaves moved along a stationary boundary to the west of Southern New England, igniting showers and thunderstorms. An atmosphere characterized by low CAPE and decent deep layer shear resulted in showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rain and rotating thunderstorms. One of these storms produced two short-lived tornadoes. The first was an EF-1 in the Windsor Locks area of Hartford County and the second was an EF-0 in Enfield, CT.
Event Narrative An EF1 tornado touched down on Hayden Station Road in Windsor and continued moving northeastward through portions of Windsor Locks and across the Connecticut River, ending in the 200 block of Main Street in East Windsor.
The roof was blown off a warehouse on Hayden Station Road in Windsor. Numerous trees were downed near Raymond Road and Alicia Terrace, including some that were downed onto cars and houses. Shingles were blown off houses on Preston Road and Gaylord Road. As the tornado traveled northeastward, tobacco tents were ripped off the tobacco fields and some tobacco was flattened. This can be seen from Interstate 91. Several eyewitnesses reported debris being lofted into the air and noise that sounded like a freight train as the tornado moved through. While much of the damage was rated EF-0, there were several small areas of EF-1 damage. EF-1 damage included a sports bubble collapsing at Sports World in East Windsor and blowing onto Interstate 91, blocking two lanes on the southbound side. Additionally, reports were received of a semi truck that was blown over on Interstate 91 south at exit 44 in East Windsor.


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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 5.025M 0.00K
POQUONOCK HARTFORD CO. CT 07/01/2013 12:28 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 5.000M 0.00K
HAZARDVILLE HARTFORD CO. CT 07/01/2013 12:45 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 5.025M 0.00K