Tornadoes in Massachusetts last week...

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    Jun 01, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    Check out this footage of what looks like a tornado forming right over the Connecticut River in Springfield, MA. (I can't find a way to embed the video).

    Lots of crazy weather in central Massachusetts today, with numerous tornado sightings.


  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 01, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
    Hope you are alright there Mike... yes.. our weather in the southern plains and the south pays you a visit!

  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 01, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    That is just unbelievable. Tornadoes are quite uncommon in New England. By the looks of the video footage, the funnel cloud stayed confined to the Connecticut River but it looks like the violently churned waves did some significant shoreline damage. That was a very close call for the Springfield area.
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    Jun 01, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    There have been four confirmed touch-downs now. More in one day than we usually see in a year in all of New England.

    Here's an embedded version



    And here's another (or another view?)

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    Jun 02, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    Some images from boston.com:

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    Jun 02, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    I live in Boston (specifically Brighton) and we got slammed tonight. Lightning every half second, huge vivid bolts, and absolutely pouring rain. The last time I remember a storm this intense was back in the late 90s back in Jersey when a water spout on our lake flipped a few boats and took out some trees. Really, it was wild today and that footage is unreal.
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    Jun 02, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    MikeOnMain saidThere have been four confirmed touch-downs now. More in one day than we usually see in a year in all of New England.

    Here's an embedded version



    And here's another (or another view?)



    two of those touchdowns were in my town... it was crazy here today.

    hope you're alright though.
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    Jun 02, 2011 4:11 AM GMT
    Yeah we had warnings here in Connecticut and it's just so rare we get a tornado in New England. I hope this crazy weather that's been affecting the whole nation isn't something that's here to stay.
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    Jun 02, 2011 4:22 AM GMT
    as if springfield didnt already look like it got hit by a tornado..
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 02, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    Springfield appears to be a very beautiful, old city with distinctive architecture. This abnormally violent weather just did some damage but compared to Southwestern Missouri, it is not all that severe. At least buildings with roofs ripped off can be rebuilt whereas in Missouri it is a total loss.
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    Jun 02, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    All the tornadoes formed west of Boston, but we had some pretty brilliant storms of our own last night.

    Fast forward to 0:58 for the really good part...

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    Jun 02, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    lunar1 saidAll the tornadoes formed west of Boston, but we had some pretty brilliant storms of our own last night.

    Fast forward to 0:58 for the really good part...

    Is there a good part of any tornado?

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    Jun 02, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    I've been watching the coverage and devastation down south, and was shocked when it struck up here. Four people died, at least 200 injured, and so much destruction.

    An overturned school bus lies in the woods at the Village Green Family Campground in Brimfield, Massachusetts.
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    The rooms of this house in Springfield were left entirely open to the elements after a tornado ripped the front off yesterday.
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    Bricks and debris that fell from a building lay on top of cars after a report of a tornado in Springfield, Massachusetts
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    Cars were overturned and left strewn all over the yard when a tornado ripped through the small town of Brimfield, Massachusetts
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  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 02, 2011 10:58 PM GMT
    It appears that the more news footage comes in about these tornadoes in Massachusetts, it seems to look even worse with much more extensive damage. This spring has been an unusually wet, stormy, and violent season for large parts of the US.
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    Jun 07, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
    Here's a Landsat satellite image of the 39-mile tornado path:

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    More details here.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 07, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
    Well, a little insight into Kansas thinking....

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    Jun 07, 2011 10:08 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWell, a little insight into Kansas thinking....

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    Nobody is safe. Nobody.

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    Jun 07, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    Last week my uncle lost about 150 acres of almond orchard in NorCal due to 3 (THREE!!) tornadoes landing in the same area. In a week.
    WTF? We have never seen winds that strong in the area. I think I'd like to go back to our usual program of earthquakes and wildfires. Adding tornadoes to the mix is unnecessary.