Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F1
-- Length .5 Miles
-- Width 75 Yards
State CONNECTICUT
County/Area FAIRFIELD
WFO OKX
Report Source METEOROLOGIST(NON NWS)
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2002-05-31 18:24:00.0 EST
Begin Lat/Lon 41.48/-73.42
End Date 2002-05-31 18:24:00.0 EST
End Location BROOK FIELD
End Lat/Lon 41.48/-73.42
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Event Narrative A professional Meteorologist confirmed the occurrence of an F1 tornado in Brookfield at about 7:24 pm EDT on Friday, May 31st. The tornado touched down on the west side of Hillandale Road, about 800 feet from the intersection of Long Meadow Hill Road and Hillandale Road. The tornado moved east across this intersection toward Signal Hill Road. It moved across the property on 17 Signal Hill Road, then dissipated in a wooded area behind this property.

There was evidence of rotation in 2 locations: Large trees were twisted off at their bases and trees and debris fell in a counter clockwise pattern at the intersection of Long Meadow Hill Road and Hillandale Road, where the tornado was estimated at F1 strength. Trees on the southern side of the path were downed to the east and were snapped toward the north along the northern side of the path. At 17 Signal Hill Road, trees were also lying in a counter clockwise direction.

Most damage occurred to trees, fences, and smaller buildings.


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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
BROOK FIELD FAIRFIELD CO. CT 05/31/2002 18:24 EST Tornado F1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHBURY NEW HAVEN CO. CT 05/31/2002 18:40 EST Tornado F0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN NEW LONDON CO. CT 05/31/2002 18:50 EST Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DERBY NEW HAVEN CO. CT 05/31/2002 19:02 EST Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DERBY NEW HAVEN CO. CT 05/31/2002 19:02 EST Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENWICH FAIRFIELD CO. CT 05/31/2002 19:15 EST Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUILFORD NEW HAVEN CO. CT 05/31/2002 19:25 EST Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K