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Two Tornadoes Confirmed in the Northeast Wednesday

21 Apr 2021, 5:20 pm

Severe weather ripped through the Northeast on Wednesday, April 21st, producing two tornadoes in New York and Connecticut! Both produced minor damage but the Kent, CT tornado was the earliest on record!

While there were only a couple tornadoes, there were many more wind reports & hail damage. The reports ranged from smaller tree branches, limbs, and saplings coming down to large trees tipping right over. Powerful winds registered 50 to 60 miles per hour as the storms (individually) rushed to the east around 40-50 mph!

Wind reports were upwards of 60 miles per hour and hail reports were mostly around a half-inch in thickness. In order for a thunderstorm to be classified as “severe” it must contain hail of one inch (or larger) and/or a 58+ mph wind gust.

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Summer of 1993, New England Dragway. That's when and where Steve knew he wanted to become a meteorologist. More than 20 years later he is extremely fortunate and blessed to be able to live his childhood dream. As a lover of math and science, Steve had a consistent interest in weather in elementary, middle, and high school before discovering you can major in meteorology. He attended Lyndon State Co... Load Morellege in Vermont where he received a bachelor's in meteorology-broadcasting and associate's in television news. He has worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Winchester, VA, Burlington, VT, and most recently in West Palm Beach, FL. He's recognized by the American Meteorological Society with the Certification of Broadcast Meteorologists.