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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA
105 PM EDT THU SEP 9 2021

...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN COVENTRY CT...

START LOCATION...COVENTRY IN TOLLAND COUNTY CT
END LOCATION...COVENTRY IN TOLLAND COUNTY CT
DATE...SEP 9 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...410 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.75 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.750/-72.299 
ENDING LAT/LON...41.757/-72.288 
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
THE SHORT LIVED TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF SOUTH ST AND PUCKET ST, DOWNING SEVERAL LARGE TREES
IN A FIELD. IT HAD A DISCONTINUOUS PATH AS IT TRAVELED TO THE
EAST-NORTHEAST ACROSS A WOODED AREA WHERE IT CREATED POCKETS OF 
TREE DAMAGE. IT THEN TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN JUST NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION 
OF FLANDERS RD AND NATHAN HALE DR WHERE IT DAMAGED POWER LINES AND
THEN AGAIN MOVED THROUGH A WOODED AREA. AT LEAST 50 TREES WERE 
DAMAGED IN THIS AREA, WITH MANY HAVING THEIR TOPS SHEARED OFF. 
OVER A DOZEN TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN. IT APPEARS THE TORNADO 
DISSIPATED QUICKLY AFTER THAT AS NO OTHER SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS 
OBSERVED FURTHER TO THE NORTHEAST. THERE WAS ALSO NO DAMAGE TO ANY
OF THE HOMES IN THE AREA.  TWO RESIDENTS REPORTED HEARING THE 
TORNADO WARNING, MOVING TO SAFETY IN THEIR BASEMENT AND THEN 
ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER HEARING A LOUD WIND THAT LASTED JUST MOMENTS.
THE TORNADO IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE BEEN ON THE GROUND NO MORE THAN
90 SECONDS.

WE WANT TO THANK CT DEMHS OFFICIALS, LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN COVENTRY,
AND THE RESIDENTS WHO WERE IMPACTED FOR ASSISTANCE ON THE SURVEY. WE
ALSO APPRECIATE THE DRONE FOOTAGE PROVIDED BY NBC CONNECTICUT WHICH
GREATLY HELPED IN IDENTIFYING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE NOT EASILY REACHED
VIA GROUND SURVEY.

&&

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

$$

FRANK/NASH

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