Tornado Touches Down In New England
According to News Center Maine, a tornado has touched down on Cape Cod.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts just after noon on Tuesday (July 23). A 90 MPH wind was recorded in Hyannis at about 12:15 PM.
There had been an NWS Tornado Warning in effect until just before 1 PM. The warning had been issued following reports of water spouts.
Even though they are rare, we do occasionally get tornadoes in New England. I believe the last time it happened was the Summer of 2017. That tornado tour through Western Maine (the Bridgton area). This video does a good job explaining the conditions that lead to coastal New England tornadoes:
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