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TORNADO WATCH In Effect

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Aug 012021
 

A Tornado Watch is in effect for the shoreline counties (Fairfield, New Haven – through New London) until 1 a.m.

A tornado watch is typically issued hours in advance by NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC). It means that conditions are ideal for a tornado to form.
Tornado Watch: Be Prepared!
Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives! Watches are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where tornadoes may occur. The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.

If you have advance notice, seek a nearby shelter. If you are  in your home when you receive notice, a basement or interior room are best.

If there is no time available, lie flat in the nearest depression, ditch or culvert and cover your head with your arms.

TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT

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Jul 012016
 

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 2.34.38 PM“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.

 


UPDATE: Tornado Watch Upstate, Severe Thunderstorm Warning Here

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Oct 072013
 

file photo nasty weather

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If you are traveling, be aware that there is a    tornado watch in effect for Litchfield County     until 5 p.m. 

Locally, a severe thunderstorm warning is in 
effect until 4:45 p.m.  
According to the National Weather Service, some   thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy 
rainfall in the evening. 

Winds expected to be 15-20 mph with gusts up to 30mph.