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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Albany NY
1117 AM EDT Thu May 17 2018


...EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Winsted Connecticut... 

.Winsted Connecticut Tornado...

Start Location...Winsted in Litchfield County Connecticut
End Location...Winsted in Litchfield County Connecticut
Date...05/15/18
Estimated Time...344 PM EDT/346 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 mph
Maximum Path Width...175 yards
Path Length...0.7 mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.93/-73.065
Ending Lat/Lon...41.93/-73.052
* Fatalities...None
* Injuries...None

...Summary...
On Tuesday, May 15 there was an EF1 tornado on the northeast side of
Winsted, CT. The tornado moved west to east across 8 city blocks,
shearing trees, uprooting trees, and producing some minor structural
damage to homes. Many homes and power lines were damaged by fallen trees.
A member of the local community witnessed the tornado.
   
.Barkhamsted Reservoir Tornado...

Start Location...Barkhamsted Reservoir Litchfield County Connecticut
End Location...Barkhamsted Reservoir Litchfield County Connecticut
Date...05/15/18
Estimated Time...352 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EFU
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...Unknown
Maximum Path Width...Unknown
Path Length...Unknown
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.93/-72.95
Ending Lat/Lon...41.93/-72.95
* Fatalities...None
* Injuries...None

...Summary...
The same thunderstorm traveled eastward over Barkhamsted Reservoir. Public
video showed a tornado of unknown intensity over the reservoir. The damage
survey team found no damage between Winsted and the reservoir. No damage
was reported over the reservoir.

National Weather Service Instruction 10-1605 requires a tornado spin-up
over an inland lake that is not a marine zone to be assigned a rating of EFU.
Unless a boat or an above-water-surface structure on the lake is damaged, or
a buoy with an anemometer is within the path, a rating cannot be assigned.
Barkhamsted Reservoir is not a marine zone. 

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.

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JEC/SND