Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale F0
-- Length .2 Miles
-- Width 10 Yards
County/Area NEW HAVEN
NCEI Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2002-05-31 18:40:00.0 EST
Begin Lat/Lon 41.48/-73.22
End Date 2002-05-31 18:40:00.0 EST
End Location SOUTHBURY
End Lat/Lon 41.48/-73.22
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 F0 tornado in Southbury at about 7:40 pm EDT on Friday, May 31st. His findings were supported by eyewitness reports.

Tornadic damage was observed along Interstate 84 near Exit 14, which intersects with Route 172, Britain Road. Many large trees were snapped and uprooted, which also blocked traffic. The tornado touched down just south of Interstate 84, then moved just north of due east across the highway, which damaged trees and vegetation.

Specifically, the tornado "wobbled" along I-84 for up to 200 yards, then "snaked" across the highway into the center median area, where it topped a tree and flattened shrubs and bushes. It snaked back to the south side of the east bound land, flattening additional trees and shrubs. After traveling up to another 150 yards, the tornado snaked across the highway and center median, flattening more trees and shrubs before roping out on the westbound lane.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

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