000
NOUS41 KOKX 150113
PNSOKX
CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-151302-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
802 PM EST SUN NOV 14 2021

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/13/2021 TORNADO IN NEW HAVEN COUNTY...

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN BRANFORD CT...

OVERVIEW...A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED 
AN EF0 TORNADO IN BRANFORD CT. A NARROW TORNADO PATH OF 25 YD WIDTH 
BEGAN NEAR PINE ORCHARD AND OAK HOLLOW ROADS AND CONTINUED 
NORTHEAST...WITH UPROOTED HARDWOOD TREES SHOWING EVIDENCE OF A 
CONVERGENT DAMAGE PATTERN. THE DAMAGE PATH WIDENED TO 300 YARDS AT 
THE FRANCIS WALSH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FIELD...WHERE SEVERAL LIGHT 
TOWER GENERATORS WERE ALL TOPPLED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS...WHILE 
THE EASTERN 100 YARDS OF THIS AREA ALONG SUNSET HILL DRIVE 
CONTINUED TO SHOW A CONVERGENT DAMAGE PATTERN. THE TORNADO 
CONTINUED ON TOWARD THE TOP OF WHITING HILL ROAD...WHERE THE PATH 
NARROWED TO ABOUT 75 YARDS AND WHERE THE MOST INTENSE DAMAGE 
OCCURRED...WHERE SOME PINE TREES IN A LOOP AT THE TOP OF THE ROAD 
WERE SNAPPED IN TWO. THE DAMAGE PATH CONTINUED NORTHEAST TO GOULD RD 
WHERE THE TORNADO APPARENTLY LIFTED JUST BEFORE REACHING THE GOVERNOR 
JOHN DAVIS LODGE TURNPIKE. THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO THANK CONNECTICUT 
DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY HEADQUARTERS 
AND REGION 2 PERSONNEL AND THE BRANFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ASSISTING 
IN THE SURVEY AND HELPING FORMULATE THIS PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.

START LOCATION...BRANFORD, NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CT
END LOCATION...BRANFORD, NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CT
DATE...NOVEMBER 13, 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...3:44 PM TO 3:46 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.94 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.27758, -72.79514
ENDING LAT/LON...41.29436, -72.76501
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

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

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO 
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS 
STORM DATA.
629 
NOUS41 KOKX 150113
PNSOKX
CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-151302-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
802 PM EST SUN NOV 14 2021

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/13/2021 TORNADO IN NEW HAVEN COUNTY...

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN BRANFORD CT...

OVERVIEW...A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED 
AN EF0 TORNADO IN BRANFORD CT. A NARROW TORNADO PATH OF 25 YD WIDTH 
BEGAN NEAR PINE ORCHARD AND OAK HOLLOW ROADS AND CONTINUED 
NORTHEAST...WITH UPROOTED HARDWOOD TREES SHOWING EVIDENCE OF A 
CONVERGENT DAMAGE PATTERN. THE DAMAGE PATH WIDENED TO 300 YARDS AT 
THE FRANCIS WALSH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FIELD...WHERE SEVERAL LIGHT 
TOWER GENERATORS WERE ALL TOPPLED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS...WHILE 
THE EASTERN 100 YARDS OF THIS AREA ALONG SUNSET HILL DRIVE 
CONTINUED TO SHOW A CONVERGENT DAMAGE PATTERN. THE TORNADO 
CONTINUED ON TOWARD THE TOP OF WHITING HILL ROAD...WHERE THE PATH 
NARROWED TO ABOUT 75 YARDS AND WHERE THE MOST INTENSE DAMAGE 
OCCURRED...WHERE SOME PINE TREES IN A LOOP AT THE TOP OF THE ROAD 
WERE SNAPPED IN TWO. THE DAMAGE PATH CONTINUED NORTHEAST TO GOULD RD 
WHERE THE TORNADO APPARENTLY LIFTED JUST BEFORE REACHING THE GOVERNOR 
JOHN DAVIS LODGE TURNPIKE. THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO THANK CONNECTICUT 
DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY HEADQUARTERS 
AND REGION 2 PERSONNEL AND THE BRANFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ASSISTING 
IN THE SURVEY AND HELPING FORMULATE THIS PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.

START LOCATION...BRANFORD, NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CT
END LOCATION...BRANFORD, NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CT
DATE...NOVEMBER 13, 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...3:44 PM TO 3:46 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.94 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.27758, -72.79514
ENDING LAT/LON...41.29436, -72.76501
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

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

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

  US Dept of Commerce
  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  National Weather Service
  1325 East West Highway
  Silver Spring, MD 20910
  Page Author: NWSChat Administration Team
Disclaimer
Information Quality
Credits
Glossary
Privacy Policy  
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)  
About Us  
Career Opportunities