Twister touches down in North Brookfield amid heavy rain


No accidents or property injury have been reported in reference to the twister.

Amid severe thunderstorms Sunday, a weak twister briefly touched down in North Brookfield within the late morning, inflicting no accidents or property injury.

The National Weather Service confirmed {that a} 0 EF-level twister, the least intense twister stage potential, traveled about two miles throughout the central Massachusetts city between 10:56 a.m. and 10:59 a.m. It had an estimated max wind velocity of 80 mph and was about 250 yards extensive.

The twister touched down a bit of east of the North Brookfield Waste Water Middle and traveled northeast, ending barely east of the intersection of Ryan and Hillsville Street, the service stated.

The twister solely broken bushes, the service stated, with essentially the most concentrated injury occurring on Ryan Street simply north of the intersection with Ward Avenue.

“There have been a number of eyewitnesses to the twister, though none of them noticed an precise funnel,” the service wrote in a report. “One witness was in an auto physique store and reported robust winds making the storage door bow inward. One other eyewitness, the Fireplace Chief for North Brookfield, noticed particles lofted within the air.”

The North Brookfield Emergency Administration Company indicated that Sunday’s storms induced energy outages and a number of downed bushes.

It’s not unusual for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island to expertise a number of small tornados annually, NWS meteorologist Alan Dunham stated. Normally you want a big thunderstorm, however the storms immediately weren’t as severe, which is why the twister was so small, he stated.

Many cities in west Essex and northern Worcester Counties had been below a twister watch Sunday, as far west as Townsend and as far east as Tewksbury. However no different cities appear to have skilled a twister.