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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
800 PM EDT MON JUL 1 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR WINDSOR IN HARTFORD COUNTY
CONNECTICUT...

LOCATION...WINDSOR IN HARTFORD COUNTY CONNECTICUT
DATE...JULY 1 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...128 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.25 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.90N / 72.65W
ENDING LAT/LON...41.92N / 72.62W
* 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 WINDSOR IN HARTFORD COUNTY CONNECTICUT ON JULY
1 2013.

THIS DAMAGE SURVEY HAS BEEN COMPLETED AS OF THE TIME OF THIS
STATEMENT. IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT A TORNADO DID OCCUR IN
HARTFORD COUNTY CONNECTICUT...BEGINNING ON HAYDEN STATION ROAD IN
WINDSOR AND CONTINUING THROUGH PORTIONS OF WINDSOR LOCKS
CONNECTICUT AND ACROSS THE CONNECTICUT RIVER...ENDING IN THE 200
BLOCK OF MAIN STREET IN EAST WINDSOR CONNECTICUT.

THE ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF A WAREHOUSE ON HAYDEN STATION ROAD IN
WINDSOR.  NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWNED NEAR RAYMOND ROAD AND ALICIA
TERRACE INCLUDING SOME THAT WERE DOWNED ONTO CARS AND HOUSES.
SHINGLES WERE ALSO BLOWN OFF HOUSES ON PRESTON ROAD AND GAYLORD
ROAD.  AS THE TORNADO TRAVELED NORTHEASTWARD...TOBACCO TENTS WERE
RIPPED OFF THE TOBACCO FIELDS AND SOME TOBACCO WAS FLATTENED. THIS
CAN BE SEEN FROM INTERSTATE 91. SEVERAL EYEWITNESSES REPORTED
DEBRIS BEING LOFTED INTO THE AIR AND NOISE THAT SOUNDED LIKE A
FREIGHT TRAIN AS THE TORNADO MOVED THROUGH. WHILE MUCH OF THE
DAMAGE WAS RATED EF-0...THERE WERE SEVERAL SMALL AREAS OF EF-1
DAMAGE WHERE A SPORTS BUBBLE AT SPORTS WORLD IN EAST WINDSOR
CONNECTICUT COLLAPSED AND BLEW ONTO INTERSTATE 91.

ADDITIONALLY...REPORTS WERE RECEIVED OF A SEMI TRUCK THAT WAS
BLOWN OVER ON INTERSTATE 91 SOUTH AT EXIT 44 IN EAST WINDSOR.

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.

$$

RLG/FRANK

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