Skip to comments.Tornado watch for all of New England until 10 PM
Posted on 06/05/2010 11:57:01 AM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 263 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 145 PM EDT SAT JUN 5 2010
TORNADO WATCH 263 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
NH . NEW HAMPSHIRE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BELKNAP CARROLL CHESHIRE COOS GRAFTON HILLSBOROUGH MERRIMACK ROCKINGHAM STRAFFORD SULLIVAN $$
. MAINE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ANDROSCOGGIN CUMBERLAND FRANKLIN KENNEBEC LINCOLN OXFORD SAGADAHOC YORK
CONNECTICUT COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
HARTFORD TOLLAND WINDHAM
. MASSACHUSETTS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BRISTOL ESSEX FRANKLIN HAMPDEN HAMPSHIRE MIDDLESEX NORFOLK PLYMOUTH SUFFOLK WORCESTER
RHODE ISLAND COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
VERMONT COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ADDISON BENNINGTON CALEDONIA CHITTENDEN ESSEX FRANKLIN GRAND ISLE LAMOILLE ORANGE ORLEANS RUTLAND WASHINGTON WINDHAM WINDSOR
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Prayer said for all up there. (We get our fair share of tornadoes down here in northern Alabama.)
wont be the first time....
Wow. Don’t see this often, if ever.
Yup, I don’t remember seeing a watch this widespread.
Supposed to be going to a baseball game in New Britain, CT. Gonna have rethink this.
I could never figure out in tornado videos taken in Kansas etc. where the traffic on highways just keep on going like nothing unusual.
Are they that used to it that they know which way the tornado is going?
I didn't think so. I lived in VT for three years and no one ever mentioned tornadoes. I recall some pretty wicked wind and thunderstorms though.
I’ll keep my eyes peeled. If I see a twister, i’ll report it to Whitehouse.gov on the double.
Just saw this one my phone at Hampton Beach...and I thought I’d seen the last of these things after moving up here from Maryland.
Rest assured that the President will be on top of the situation from day one :)
Nothing major going on now.
Would you stop?
Yes, I was surprised at the forecast, given what the radar shows. Not sure how they issue a watch when there aren’t big t-storm cells/lines. Maybe based on computer models?
My sister is a forecaster with the national weather service and I’m trying to get a hold of her for some insight.
I blame this on my husband. Whenever he’s away, bad weather arrives.
We had an F2 on the ground for 40 miles, on a S-N track in 2008.
It was amazing how it took the forest like a vacuum cleaner.
Passed 1/2 mile from my house.
That was the White City tornado in Worcester, June 9, 1953. I remember as a kid, the family driving out there to gawk at the damage. It was an F4.
CT’s gotten a few. Here’s a sampling:
July 29, 1971: An F3 (some sources say F2) moved along Main Street in downtown Waterbury, unroofing a factory and damaging some houses. Two people were injured.
* July 10, 1989: The Northeastern United States tornado outbreak of 1989 produced at least three tornadoes in Litchfield and New Haven Counties, causing more than $100 million in damage. The first tornado, possibly a family of three tornadoes, destroyed Cathedral Pines Forest, and caused F2 damage to trees and homes in Cornwall, Milton, and Bantam, injuring four people. The second tornado, also an F2, unroofed or severely damaged 50 homes and injured 70 people on a path through Watertown, Oakville, and northern Waterbury. The final tornado was one of the worst in Connecticut history, cutting a 5-mile (8 km) path through Hamden. The F4 destroyed almost 400 structures and injured 40 people. No one was killed by these devastating tornadoes, though a girl was killed when straight-line winds blew a tree onto her tent.
* June 29, 1990: An F0 briefly touched down in Danbury. Seven people were injured by flying glass.
I had such an experience 2 yrs. ago. Beautiful day, warm, weatherman did not have any danger for that day to tell us. WELL then, there, now,
I was driving home on I40, looked ahead at a massive black cloud. WHAT THE HEY is that, oh my gosh, turned on the radio, yep, Tornado coming.
We were going pretty fast and about to turn North off the interstate, my husband said keep going. Oh boy. Turning north left the cloud now behind us. Then it started to rain, BIG HAIL bombarded my truck. We were now fully committed, no were to stop for cover. Made it home finally with large dents in truck.
That's how it happens sometimes. We have the great Gary England of the movie "Twister" for our weatherman, best in the country, but this one stumped him as well, didn't see it coming.
Thanks for the heads up. My son is working in Cambridge this summer and is walking around Boston today. I’ll send him a text.
Tell her to stop typing everything in ALL CAPS.
She told me brain trust that runs NOAA thinks folks will pay more attention if it's ALL CAPS. I guess if they put in BOLD letters we're really screwed.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
516 PM EDT SAT JUN 5 2010
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MAINE...
EASTERN OXFORD COUNTY IN WESTERN MAINE...
* UNTIL 600 PM EDT
* AT 510 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
PARIS...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.
* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
HEBRON AND GREENE.
OXFORD COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS SIGHTING A FUNNEL CLOUD WITH THIS
STORM AND VERY LARGE HAIL...NEAR THE SIZE OF GOLFBALLS. THIS IS A
VERY DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU LIVE IN PARIS...OR IN A LOCATION OVER
SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF BUCKFIELD AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF
HEBRON...TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY!
THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.
PLEASE REPORT A TORNADO...HAIL OR STRONG WINDS TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...1-877-633-6772...WHEN YOU CAN
DO SO SAFELY.
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT SATURDAY EVENING
FOR SOUTHWESTERN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE.
LAT...LON 4422 7007 4409 7013 4423 7057 4427 7053
TIME...MOT...LOC 2114Z 286DEG 34KT 4424 7048
Thanks for the update!
No I think it’s somewhere in the purple. My folks live in Livermore so thank god it went south of them.
Looks like the watch has been cancelled everywhere up here except for southern NY and a county in CT.