NWS: Tornado strikes Stoughton

STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) – The National Weather
Service says a preliminary survey shows that a small tornado touched
down in Massachusetts.

The weak tornado, an EF0 on the enhanced Fujita
scale that measures tornado intensity, with wind gusts from 65 miles per
hour to 85 mph, touched down in the area of Washington Street in
Stoughton at about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

A series of storms moved across the area southwest of Boston at that time.

Employees of an RV dealership in Stoughton say they
saw a funnel cloud come through the area that was strong enough to move
campers weighing several tons a few feet, and rip a garage door off its
hinges.

There were no reports of injuries.

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