Damage Reports from Saturday Evening Storms Rolling In…
Weekend Tornado Touchdown Total Stands at Nine from Long Island Through New England

National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes in New England Saturday evening

Two tornadoes have been confirmed to have touched down in New England Saturday evening.  Hats off to the National Weather Service storm survey team who confirmed them based on damage analysis and radar data.  These are in addition to two tornadoes confirmed on Long Island, NY.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA
619 PM EST SUN NOV 14 2021

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR NOVEMBER 14TH, 2021 TORNADO EVENT...

.STONINGTON CONNECTICUT TO WESTERLY RHODE ISLAND TORNADO...

START LOCATION...STONINGTON IN NEW LONDON COUNTY, CONNECTICUT
END LOCATION...WESTERLY IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND
DATE...NOVEMBER 13TH, 2021
ESTIMATED TIME... 4:54-5:00PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH... 100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.35 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.2256/71.5011
ENDING LAT/LON...41.2348/71.4907
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

...SUMMARY...

AT APPROXIMATELY 4:54 PM EST ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2021 A 
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON ROBINSON STREET IN THE PAWCATUCK 
NEIGHBORHOOD OF STONINGTON, CONNECTICUT. SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES 
WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED ABOUT HALF WAY UP THE TRUNK. A GUTTER WAS
RIPPED OFF OF ONE HOME WHILE SHUTTERS WERE RIPPED OFF OF ANOTHER.
SEVERAL TRAMPOLINES WERE LIFTED, WITH ONE BECOMING STUCK ON A 
POWERLINE APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET IN THE AIR. ON ROBINSON STREET, 
CROSSROAD RACE STREET, A METAL SHED WAS LIFTED AND FLIPPED BEFORE 
BEING CRUSHED BY A LARGE MAPLE BRANCH, WITH AN APPROXIMATE 
DIAMETER OF 15 INCHES. SEVERAL STREET SIGNS WERE ALSO SNAPPED AT 
THEIR BASE. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED ON A NORTHEAST TRACK INTO 
WESTERLY, RHODE ISLAND, WHERE IT CROSSED RI 78 ONTO CENTER STREET,
WHERE APPROXIMATELY 20 LARGE, HEALTHY HARDWOOD TREES WERE 
UPROOTED. A WOOD OUTBUILDING WAS ALSO FLIPPED ONTO ITS SIDE. THE 
TORNADO THEN CROSSED ONTO HILLVIEW DRIVE BEFORE LIFTING AT 
APPROXIMATELY 5:00 PM EST.

THE BASIS FOR THE EF-1 RATING WAS THE METAL SHED THAT WAS FLIPPED
PRIOR TO BEING CRUSHED, AS WELL AS THE SHEARING OF GUTTERS AND
SHUTTERS OFF OF HOMES. THE MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND ASSOCIATED WITH
THIS TORNADO WAS 90 MPH. 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BOSTON/NORTON WOULD LIKE TO THANK
CONNECTICUT DEHMS AND THE TOWN OF STONINGTON EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
FOR THE HELP IDENTIFY AREAS OF DAMAGE. 

.NORTH KINGSTOWN RHODE ISLAND TORNADO...

START LOCATION...NORTH KINGSTOWN IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND
END LOCATION...WICKFORD IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND
DATE...NOVEMBER 13TH, 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...5:18-5:24 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING... EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.3356/71.2852
ENDING LAT/LON...41.3476/71.2734
* FATALITIES... NONE
* INJURIES... NONE

...SUMMARY...

AT APPROXIMATELY 5:18 PM EST ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2021 A
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTHWEST OF DILLON AVE IN NORTH 
KINGSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND. SEVERAL LARGE, HEALTHY, HARDWOOD TREES
WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED; WHILE A FEW STANDING TREES WERE SHEARED
AT THE TOP. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED OVER RI 102 ONTO HIMES 
STREET. IN ADDITION TO NUMEROUS DOWNED HARDWOOD TREES ON HIMES 
STREET, APPROXIMATELY 4-5 POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED IN HALF AND A 
FALLEN TREE CAUSED WINDOW AND ROOF DAMAGE TO A HOME. THE TORNADO 
THEN CONTINUED TO TRACK NORTHEAST TOWARD JUNIPER DRIVE WHERE LARGE
BRANCHES, DIAMETER APPROXIMATELY 15 INCHES, WERE DOWNED ACROSS 
THE NEIGHBORHOOD. SMALLER DOWNED BRANCHES WERE ALSO VISIBLE ALONG 
ROUTE 1 AS THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST. AT APPROXIMATELY 5:24 PM 
EST THE TORNADO LIFTED OVER HOPEDALE AVE IN WICKFORD, RHODE 
ISLAND. 

THE BASIS FOR THE EF-0 RATING LIES IN SEVERAL UPROOTED OR SNAPPED
HARDWOOD TREES, AND MINOR SHEARING OF TREETOPS ON A FEW STANDING
TREES. NO MAJOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ASIDE FROM THE
BUILDING ON HIMES STREET, WHICH WAS CAUSED BY A DOWNED TREE. 

&&

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

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

$$
SMITH/LOCONTO 

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