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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
408 PM EDT THU JUL 11 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR ANDOVER...COVENTRY AND MANSFIELD IN
TOLLAND COUNTY CT...

LOCATION...ANDOVER...COVENTRY AND MANSFIELD IN TOLLAND COUNTY CT
DATE...JULY 10 2013 
ESTIMATED TIME...520 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE
RATING...EF-1 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...11.2 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.72N / 72.41W 
ENDING LAT/LON...41.77N / 72.21W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT  IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT
  TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION
  IN NWS STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY... 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON MA HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR ANDOVER...COVENTRY AND MANSFIELD IN TOLLAND COUNTY CT
ON JULY 10 2013.

THE SURVEY TEAM FOUND A DISCONTINUOUS DAMAGE PATH OF 11.2 MILES
LONG AND 100 YARDS WIDE FROM ANDOVER TO MANSFIELD CT. THE TORNADO
FIRST TOUCHED DOWN IN ANDOVER AROUND 520 PM EDT AND FINALLY LIFTED
IN MANSFIELD AROUND 551 PM EDT.

ALONG THE DAMAGE PATH THERE WERE NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED. TREE
TOPS WERE ALSO SNAPPED OFF. THE ONLY STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OBSERVED
WAS TO A SHEET METAL SHED. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

BASED UPON THE OBSERVED  DAMAGE THE TORNADO HAD MAXIMUM WIND
SPEEDS AROUND 90 MPH. THIS IS CLASSIFIED AS EF-1 ON THE ENHANCED
FUJITA SCALE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/BOX.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH. 
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH. 
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH. 
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH. 
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

&&

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
TOLLAND IN TOLLAND COUNTY CT...

LOCATION...TOLLAND IN TOLLAND COUNTY CT
DATE...JULY 10 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...427 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.25 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.86N / 72.41W 
ENDING LAT/LON...41.85N / 72.42W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0 

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON MA HAS CONFIRMED A
MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR TOLLAND IN TOLLAND
COUNTY CT ON JULY 10 2013.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM DOWNED SEVERAL TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES IN
TOLLAND CT. SEVERAL EYEWITNESSES REPORTED SEEING A FUNNEL CLOUD
HOWEVER THE SURVEY TEAM DID NOT FIND ANY EVIDENCE OF A TORNADO
TOUCHDOWN. ALL OF THE DOWNED TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN IN THE SAME
DIRECTION WHICH IS INDICATIVE OF A MICROBURST. 

NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. 

BASED UPON THE OBSERVED DAMAGE MAXIMUM WINDS WERE AROUND 80 MPH.  

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/BOX.

FOR REFERENCE...
A MICROBURST IS A CONVECTIVE DOWNDRAFT WITH AN AFFECTED OUTFLOW
AREA OF LESS THAN 2 1/2 MILES WIDE AND PEAK WINDS LASTING LESS
THAN 5 MINUTES. MICROBURSTS MAY INDUCE DANGEROUS HORIZONTAL/VERTICAL
WIND SHEARS...WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE AND
CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE. STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE GENERALLY ANY WIND
THAT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ROTATION...USED MAINLY TO
DIFFERENTIATE THEM FROM TORNADIC WINDS.

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DUNTEN

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