Skip to comments.(MA) Tornado ranks as EF3 in worst hit areas
Posted on 06/03/2011 2:32:21 PM PDT by matt04
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The National Weather Service in Taunton is now able to confirm some information regarding the tornado that passed from Westfield through Springfield and eastward into Monson.
Some of the hardest hit areas will be classified with a rating of EF3 or higher on the Enhanced Fujita damage classification scale.
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That rating really surprises me. This is not an area that gets tornadoes often, let alone any of that magnitude.
Massachusetts has had several F4 tornadoes in the past.
Deval Patrick is governor.
Worchester tornado in 1953 killed 94 people
Day after F5 smashed Flint Michigan killing 116
I believe it, it’s just surprising. I just don’t remember any of that strength. Then again, some of the biggest hailstones I ever witnessed were north of Boston back in ‘06.