The NWS confirms that two tornadoes touched down in the morning in Massachusetts

The NWS confirms that two tornadoes touched down in the morning in Massachusetts

Two confirmed tornadoes touched down in parts of Massachusetts on Tuesday, meteorologists with the National Weather Service said. From a mile. The tornado carried maximum sustained winds of 95 mph and was about 300 yards wide. About 30 minutes later, an EF-0 tornado with estimated winds of 80 mph touched down in the Cape Cod town of Barnstable, near Evergreen Drive, the village of Marstons. Mills. The tornado touched down at 11:52 a.m. and remained on the ground for approximately four minutes. Forecasters said damage was concentrated near the center of the track near the intersection of Race Lane and Osterville-West Barnstable Road. Fence posts and branches,” the report from NWS Boston meteorologists said. “Witnesses described a chaotic event, as they observed airborne fence posts and branches,” the report said. Information: Interactive Radar | Future Broadcast Hour by Hour | Weather Alerts in Mattapoisett, TA. Cutting down trees, power poles and debris and throwing them across the El Dorado Drive and North Street neighborhoods, Marcia DuPont said, “Well, I saw trees flying sideways, you know? The branches, you know, go sideways.” “It was very windy.” A tree fell on a chicken coop, splitting it in half. None of the animals were injured. Video: Residents describe moments of a tornado sweeping through the neighborhood. Across the street, a tree came within inches From Dan Ruelke's house “I went upstairs, looked out my side window into my mudroom over there, and the tree fell right in front of my face. If it had been six inches to the right, it would have gone right into my house.” he said. A giant pine tree fell and crushed a town person's truck, removing the wreckage and another pickup truck. “The adrenaline, it hits you so fast, and you just think, “Okay, are the guys okay?” Because they were outside, so I said: Are they okay? Power lines fell, will anyone get electrocuted? Thank God, nothing happened. : EF-1 tornado topples trees onto trucks on the road Heavy rains flooded roads and stranded motorists across the region. Thunderstorms capable of producing a tornado have been detected. Video: Heavy rain and tornado warning Tuesday via MetroWestVideo: StormTeam 5 on how new weather technology spots tornadoes

Two confirmed tornadoes touched down in parts of Massachusetts on Tuesday, meteorologists with the National Weather Service said.

The EF-1 tornado touched down at 11:20 a.m. in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, and remained on the ground for three minutes for less than a mile, the NWS said. The tornado carried maximum sustained winds of 95 mph and was about 300 yards wide.

About 30 minutes later, an EF-0 tornado with winds estimated at 80 mph struck the town of Barnstable on Cape Cod, near Evergreen Drive, the village of Marston's Mills. The tornado touched down at 11:52 a.m. and remained on the ground for approximately four minutes.

Forecasters said damage was concentrated near the center of the track near the intersection of Race Lane and Osterville-West Barnstable Road.

“Initial damage indicators were an uprooted hardwood tree and a downed electrical pole, as well as scattered debris including small trees, fence posts and branches,” the report from NWS Boston meteorologists said.

“Eyewitnesses described the chaotic event, observing the sites and branches of the airborne fence,” the report said.

Information: Interactive Radar | Future broadcast hour by hour | Weather alerts

In Mattapoisett, trees, power poles and debris were downed and thrown across the El Dorado Drive and North Street neighborhoods.

“Well, I've seen trees fly sideways, you know? And branches go sideways,” Marcia DuPont said. “It was very windy.”

A tree fell on a chicken coop, splitting it in half. None of the animals were injured.

Video: Residents describe the moments of the tornado that struck the neighborhood

Across the street, a tree came within inches of Dan Rolke's house.

“I went upstairs, looked out my side window into my mud room over there, and the tree fell right in front of my face. If it had been six inches to the right, it would have gone straight into my house.” He said.

A giant pine tree fell and crushed a town person's truck, removing the wreckage and another pickup truck.

“I thought it just touched my truck, and it hit the actual dump truck, and it just took us out,” the truck driver said. “The adrenaline, it hits you so fast, and you just think, ‘Okay, are the guys okay?’ Because they were outside, I was like, ‘Are they okay?’ The power lines are down, is anyone going to get electrocuted?

A flood warning has been issued until further notice for the Shawsheen River in Andover, in Essex County, which includes Wilmington and Andover.

Video: EF-1 tornado topples trees onto trucks on the road

Heavy rains caused roads to become flooded and drivers were stranded across the region.

Earlier, the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for parts of the Metrowest and then additional warnings for parts of Barnstable County and Cape Cod after severe thunderstorms capable of producing a tornado were detected.

VIDEO: Heavy rain and tornado warning Tuesday across the MetroWest area

Video: StormTeam 5 on how new weather technology detects hurricanes

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