“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” — Dorothy Gale
Over the past couple of decades we’ve learned that tornadoes are not limited to the midwest.
You never know, it could happen anywhere.
On July 10, 1989 around 4:40 p.m. Mohawk Mountain ski area was devastated by a tornado, another tornado hit Watertown then an EF-4 tornado ripped through southern Hamden 5:45 p.m.
On June 24, 2010 an EF-1 tornado touched down in Bridgeport around 2:20 p.m. The twister traveled in an east-northeast direction, cutting a swath about 100 yards wide and two-tenths of a mile long.
There is a TORNADO WATCH in effect for several areas of Connecticut, including New Haven and Fairfield counties, until 10 p.m.
There is a chance for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The main threat is damaging winds.
There also is a small chance for large hail and isolated tornadoes.
If the sky turns an ominous green color or if the wind begins to pick up, be smart and head for your basement.