1.4 A Decade of New England Tornadoes

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 9:30 AM
Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Matthew Cappucci, Harvard Univ., Plymouth, MA

From the June 9, 1953 EF-5 Worcester County tornado to simple waterspouts in 2012 that whirled ashore, the tornado climatogoloy of New England is extreme. We've seen tornadoes at all hours of the day and in every month of the year, yet in a state with an average of only 2 tornadoes a year, how can we predict storms that break any and all rules? This paper will examine a recent tornado climatology of Southern New England, and discuss lessons learned and how they can be of help in future forecasts.
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