Connecticut Experiences Rare Occurrence as Four Tornados Hit on Saturday
It's an extremely rare weather occurrence, but the National Weather Service now confirms four tornados touched down in Connecticut on Saturday.
It's been 71 years since Connecticut has seen a tornado touch down in November, but on Saturday, the National Weather Service says that as many as four tornados, the leading edge of a cold front, did indeed touch down in Connecticut.
The towns that saw this tornado activity were Stonington, Cheshire, Branford, and Plainfield.
Now, granted they weren't the strongest tornados the state has ever seen, but an EF-1 tornado, packing winds of close to 100 miles per hour did hit the Stonington area, while EF-0 tornados touched down in Cheshire, Branford, and Plainfield.
According to wfsb.com, the tornados did do some damage uprooting trees, ripping shingles off of roofs, snapping street signs, flipping over small sheds, and downing power lines.
The tornado recorded in Cheshire traveled 3.5 miles, and reached a wind speed of 75 MPH.
In Plainfield, the tornado tracked some 6 miles, and had a wind speed between 65 and 70 MPH.
The strongest of the four tornados to hit the state started in Stonington and ended in Westerly, R.I., with a 1.35-mile path, and estimated wind speed of over 90 MPH.