A National Weather service survey team has determined that an EF1 tornado with maximum winds of 90 mph moved through Tolland County CT on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at around 520 pm. The twister had a discontinuous path length of 11.2 miles, and was estimated to have a maximum width of 100 yards. Damage included uprooted trees, treetops snapped off, and structural damage to a sheet metal shed. There were no injuries.
— Right Weather (@RightWeather) July 10, 2013
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 408 PM EDT THU JUL 11 2013 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR ANDOVER...COVENTRY AND MANSFIELD IN TOLLAND COUNTY CT... LOCATION...ANDOVER...COVENTRY AND MANSFIELD IN TOLLAND COUNTY CT DATE...JULY 10 2013 ESTIMATED TIME...520 PM EDT MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS PATH LENGTH...11.2 MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.72N / 72.41W ENDING LAT/LON...41.77N / 72.21W * FATALITIES...0 * INJURIES...0 * THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA. ...SUMMARY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON MA HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR ANDOVER...COVENTRY AND MANSFIELD IN TOLLAND COUNTY CT ON JULY 10 2013. THE SURVEY TEAM FOUND A DISCONTINUOUS DAMAGE PATH OF 11.2 MILES LONG AND 100 YARDS WIDE FROM ANDOVER TO MANSFIELD CT. THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN IN ANDOVER AROUND 520 PM EDT AND FINALLY LIFTED IN MANSFIELD AROUND 551 PM EDT. ALONG THE DAMAGE PATH THERE WERE NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED. TREE TOPS WERE ALSO SNAPPED OFF. THE ONLY STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OBSERVED WAS TO A SHEET METAL SHED. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. BASED UPON THE OBSERVED DAMAGE THE TORNADO HAD MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS AROUND 90 MPH. THIS IS CLASSIFIED AS EF-1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE. THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/BOX. FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH. EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH. EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH. EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH. EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH. EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH. &&