It’s an extremely rare weather event, but the National Weather Service now confirms that four tornadoes hit Connecticut on Saturday.
It has been 71 years since Connecticut saw a tornado land in November, but on Saturday, the National Weather Service said as many as four tornadoes, the leading edge of a cold front, did affect the Connecticut.
The towns that saw this tornado activity were Stonington, Cheshire, Branford and Plainfield.
Now admitted they weren’t the strongest tornadoes the state has ever seen, but an EF-1 tornado, blowing winds of nearly 100 miles per hour, hit the Stonington area, while that EF-0 tornadoes hit Cheshire, Branford and Plainfield.
According to wfsb.com, the tornadoes wreaked havoc by uprooting trees, ripping shingles from roofs, smashing road signs, knocking over small sheds and knocking down power lines.
The National Weather Service confirmed the tornadoes landing on a Twitter message late Sunday evening.
The National Weather Service confirms that the tornado that hit Branford traveled 1.94 miles, with a maximum wind speed of 85 MPH.
The recorded tornado in Cheshire traveled 3.5 miles and reached a wind speed of 75 MPH.
At Plainfield, the tornado traveled approximately 6 miles and the wind speed was between 65 and 70 MPH.
The strongest of the four tornadoes to hit the state started in Stonington and ended in Westerly, RI, with a track of 1.35 miles and an estimated wind speed of over 90 MPH.