Tornado Touchdown Confirmed in Connecticut
It's been officially confirmed that a tornado did in fact touch down in Connecticut this week.
According to the National Weather Service, an EF-1 tornado hit a couple of towns in the northeast section of the state Wednesday afternoon, September 4 -- Mansfield and Coventry to be exact.
The report says that over the course of nine minutes between 5:40 PM and 5:49 PM, the twister traveled 3.2 miles with estimated maximum speeds of 85-90 miles per hour.
The NWS provided a fee, more specific details regarding the tornado's path, noting that "the tornado first touched down on North River Road in Coventry, then went through the Skungamaug River Golf Club, where it damaged many trees. It then lifted before touching down again near Brigham Tavern Road, where it crossed Route 44 near Depot Road in Mansfield. The tornado lifted after going through a cornfield near Plains Road. The majority of damage was to trees. Only very minor damage to buildings was noted with a sign at a daycare facility blown over.”
The Fujita scale categorizes and EF-1 tornado as one that causes light to moderate damage and typically results in things like stripped roofs, overturned equipment and mobile homes, and broken windows.
Thankfully, there were no injuries reported.