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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

NWS Investigates Tornadoes On The Anniversary of F4 Hamden Tornado

Another week, another possible tornado. 

The National Weather Service will be investigating two different areas for possible tornado damage tomorrow. 

The first area under investigation is Tolland.  Around 5 PM a “doppler indicated” tornado warning was issued for Tolland, Willington, Stafford and Union.  That means enough rotation was present in the radar to produce a tornado (without knowing if one is actually on the ground). In Tolland several trees were down on Mountain Spring Road near Old Post Road.

Another “Doppler indicated” tornado warning followed less than a half an hour later, this time for a storm located in Andover. The storm moved northeast around 30 mph into Coventry and Mansfield.  Several trees and wires were taken down in Mansfield of route 195 and Depot Road. A barn collapsed and a tree uprooted in Coventry.

Then the pics and video of a funnel cloud started rolling in.  These “doppler indicated” tornadoes can turn out to be actual tornadoes!

More scattered thunderstorms are a guarantee Thursday. The threat for a tornado isn’t zero but it’s very small. Any storm that develops can produce heavy rain and poor drainage flooding. A cold front will help wash some of the humidity out of the air by Thursday night.  But the front will stall nearby keeping plenty of clouds around Friday and the threat for a shower or two.

Tonight: Leftover storm, otherwise mild and muggy. Low: Near 70

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy and muggy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Any storms that develop could produce poor drainage flooding. High: Low to mid 80s

Friday: Mostly cloudy, chance for a shower or two. Turning less humid than recent days. High: 70s!

Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds. Chance for an afternoon shower or storm. High: Mid 80s

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds, chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Turning increasingly humid. High: Mid 80s

Monday: Mostly sunny, warmer and more humid than recent days. Near 90 by the middle of next week. High: Upper 80s

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