You would think that tornados are rare in Connecticut. They are not as rare as you think, especially after the second twister of the year formed over Shelton, Connecticut. Confirmed by NOAA, the F1 tornado with winds between 95 and 105 miles per hour touched down at 3:56 p.m. It cut a 100-yard wide swath about a half-mile long through Pine Rock. This tornado established itself just 35 days after another F1 tornado struck Wethersfield, Connecticut. Here’s the NOAA report on the Shelton tornado.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
407 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2009
…TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR 3 MILES SOUTH OF SHELTON IN FAIRFIELD
LOCATION…3 MILES SOUTH OF SHELTON IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY
DATE…JULY 31 2009
ESTIMATED TIME…3:56 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING…EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED…95-105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH…100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH…1/2 MILE
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK NY IN COLLABORATION WITH
THE CT DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR
3 MILES SOUTH OF SHELTON IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONNECTICUT ON JULY 31
A NARROW PATH OF WIND DAMAGE EXTENDED ALONG THE YUTAKA TRAIL NEAR
KANUNGUM TRAIL AND AGAWAM TRAIL TO LONG HILL AVENUE NEAR POCHONG
TRAIL. THE MOST CONCENTRATED WIND DAMAGE WAS ALONG THE ORONOGUE
TRAIL…WHERE MANY TREES WERE DOWNED.
THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/NYC.