Somers, CT EF0 Tornado/Landspout on Memorial Day, Monday 5/28/07

Hello to all….

A rare and unusual event occurred on Memorial Day, Monday May 28th, 2007. A landspout/EF0 Tornado occurred in Somers, CT. See Public Information Statement and Local Storm Report from NWS Taunton below:

Somers, CT EF0 Tornado/Landspout

Ray Weber, KA1JJM, affiliated with Western Massachusetts SKYWARN and a long-time assistant in assessing damage for NWS Taunton, checked out the area at the NWS Taunton forecasters discretion. The damage path was associated with a EF0 Tornado/landspout. The following are pictures of the small area of damage caused by the tornado from Ray Weber-KA1JJM:

Roof damage at a barn associated with the tornado

Overview of damage area from the tornado

Debris pattern of the tornado


Convergent pattern of damage from the tornado

Special thanks to Ray Weber-KA1JJM and the eyewitneesses who worked with Ray on putting together the report on this rare type of occurrence of a tornado/landspout.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo


Hello to all….

A rare and unusual event occurred on Memorial Day, Monday May 28th, 2007. A landspout/EF0 Tornado occurred in Somers, CT. See Public Information Statement and Local Storm Report from NWS Taunton below:

Somers, CT EF0 Tornado/Landspout

Ray Weber, KA1JJM, affiliated with Western Massachusetts SKYWARN and a long-time assistant in assessing damage for NWS Taunton, checked out the area at the NWS Taunton forecasters discretion. The damage path was associated with a EF0 Tornado/landspout. The following are pictures of the small area of damage caused by the tornado from Ray Weber-KA1JJM:

Roof damage at a barn associated with the tornado

Overview of damage area from the tornado

Debris pattern of the tornado


Convergent pattern of damage from the tornado

Special thanks to Ray Weber-KA1JJM and the eyewitneesses who worked with Ray on putting together the report on this rare type of occurrence of a tornado/landspout.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo

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