Small tornadoes touch down in Bolton and Stow

| August 23, 2021

From the National Weather Service:

EF-0 TORNADO IN BOLTON MASSACHUSETTS...

START LOCATION...BOLTON IN WORCESTER COUNTY MA
END LOCATION...BOLTON IN WORCESTER COUNTY MA
DATE...AUGUST 23 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...1230 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...60-65 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.1 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.438/-71.565
ENDING LAT/LON...42.439/-71566
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
A SMALL BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN, CAUSING MINOR DAMAGE BETWEEN
ROUGHLY 175 AND 198 MAIN STREET. ONE TREE WAS KNOCKED DOWN INTO
WIRES, AND A LARGE BRANCH WAS RIPPED FROM ANOTHER TREE. IT IS 
BELIEVED THAT A FUNNEL CLOUD INITIALLY FORMED A SHORT DISTANCE 
TO THE SOUTHEAST OF WHERE THE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED, AND AS IT MOVED
NORTHWEST, IT BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN. RADAR DATA INDICATED ROTATION
ASSOCIATED WITH A SHOWER THAT MOVED OVER THE AREA TO BE VERY
SIMILAR TO WHAT WAS OBSERVED WITH THE MARLBOROUGH TORNADO. 

.EF-0 TORNADO IN STOW MASSACHUSETTS...

START LOCATION...STOW IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY MA
END LOCATION...STOW IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY MA
DATE...AUGUST 23 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...110 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65-70 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.1 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.434/-71.497
ENDING LAT/LON...42.436/-71.499
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
A SMALL BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN, CAUSING MINOR DAMAGE ALONG
GREAT ROAD (STATE HIGHWAY 117) VERY NEAR THE STOW POLICE DEPARTMENT
HEADQUARTERS. THIS TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN A LARGE TREE AS WELL
AS A LARGE BRANCH WHICH FELL ACROSS THE ROAD. SIMILAR TO THE
SMALL BOLTON TORNADO, IT IS BELIEVED A FUNNEL CLOUD FORMED TO
THE SOUTHEAST OF THE AREA, AND BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN AS IT MOVED
NORTHWEST. 

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