EF-0 Tornado Confirmed

This morning’s wild weather brought another round of waterspouts and tornadoes to Southern New England…including a now confirmed EF-0 tornado in Woods Hole!

Here is the official write up from the National Weather Service:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA
406 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2018


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/29/18 TORNADO EVENT...

.EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WOODS HOLE MA...

START LOCATION...WOODS HOLE IN BARNSTABLE COUNTY MA
END LOCATION...WOODS HOLE IN BARNSTABLE COUNTY MA
DATE...10/29/18
ESTIMATED TIME...958 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...60-65 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...10 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.1 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.5303N / 70.6680W
ENDING LAT/LON...41.5303N / 70.6680W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY CONCLUDED THAT A WATERSPOUT
IN VINEYARD SOUND CAME ASHORE IN WOODS HOLE MA AND THEN QUICKLY 
DISSIPATED. EYEWITNESS REPORTS AT THE WOODS HOLE GOLF CLUB 
INDICATED FOUR LARGE WOODEN CHAIRS WERE LOFTED INTO THE AIR, 
SWIRLED AROUND AND WERE THROWN 500 YARDS AWAY ONTO A TENNIS COURT.
THERE WAS NO OTHER DAMAGE. AT THE SAME TIME, TWO NEARBY WEATHER 
STATIONS REPORTED WIND GUSTS OF 56 MPH AND 65 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE MASSACHUSETTS
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, FALMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND SKYWARN
AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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