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Massachusetts, Northern Berkshire

Record Report

Statement as of 5:41 PM EDT on July 29, 2014


... Record daily maximum wind speed set at Albany NY...

A peak wind gust of 37 mph... from the northwest... at Albany
international Airport on July 23rd broke the standing daily maximum
wind speed record for that date of 36 mph... from the northwest... set
in 2012.

Elh




Local Storm Report



07/27/2014 0455 PM

1 miles ENE of Yankee orcha, Berkshire County.

Tornado, reported by NWS storm survey.


            The tornado touched down in Greenridge Park along south
            street and moved southeast up a hill and ended behind
            residences along Lindsay drive. The tornado almost
            completely clear cut a path through the Forest that was
            10 to 20 yards wide... leaving a noticeable trail.





07/28/2014 0240 PM

Richmond, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Trees and wires down on Lenox Rd




07/28/2014 0240 PM

West Stockbridge, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Tree and wires down on Lenox Rd




07/28/2014 0241 PM

1 miles E of west stockbridterlitz, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Tree on car




07/28/2014 0244 PM

1 miles ESE of Lenox, Berkshire County.

Flash flood, reported by facebook.


            2 feet of moving water across Housatonic St




07/28/2014 0240 PM

Richmond, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Trees and wires down on Lenox Rd




07/28/2014 0240 PM

West Stockbridge, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Tree and wires down on Lenox Rd




07/28/2014 0241 PM

1 miles E of west stockbridterlitz, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Tree on car




07/28/2014 0244 PM

1 miles ESE of Lenox, Berkshire County.

Flash flood, reported by facebook.


            2 feet of moving water across Housatonic St





07/28/2014 0244 PM

1 miles ESE of Lenox, Berkshire County.

Flash flood, reported by facebook.


            2 feet of moving water across Housatonic St





07/28/2014 0241 PM

1 miles E of west stockbrid, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Tree on car





07/28/2014 0241 PM

1 miles E of west stockbrid, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Tree on car





07/28/2014 0240 PM

West Stockbridge, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Tree and wires down on Lenox Rd





07/28/2014 0240 PM

Richmond, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Trees and wires down on Lenox Rd





07/27/2014 0521 PM

Becket, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Large tree and wires down on Becket Road




07/27/2014 0543 PM

Pittsfield, Berkshire County.

Flash flood, reported by facebook.


            At least 6 inches deep of flowing water on King Street




07/27/2014 0555 PM

Pittsfield, Berkshire County.

Flash flood, reported by facebook.


            Several roads closed from flash flooding including east
            street... Hubbard Ave... Merrill Road and Dalton Ave.




07/27/2014 0616 PM

Otis, Berkshire County.

Hail m1.00 inch, reported by amateur radio.





07/27/2014 0620 PM

East Otis, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Tree down on Tolland Road





07/27/2014 0440 PM

Lanesborough, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Tree down on wires on powder mtn Rd.




07/27/2014 0450 PM

Pittsfield, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by trained spotter.


            Trees down on Holmes Road




07/27/2014 0455 PM

Dalton, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Possible microburst. Several trees down and damage to
            houses. Time estimated by radar.




07/27/2014 0501 PM

Hinsdale, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Tree down




07/27/2014 0620 PM

East Otis, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Tree down on Tolland Road





07/27/2014 0555 PM

Pittsfield, Berkshire County.

Flash flood, reported by facebook.


            Several roads closed from flash flooding including east
            street... Hubbard Ave... Merrill Road and Dalton Ave.





07/27/2014 0616 PM

Otis, Berkshire County.

Hail m1.00 inch, reported by amateur radio.






07/27/2014 0455 PM

Dalton, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Possible microburst. Several trees down and damage to
            houses. Time estimated by radar.





07/27/2014 0543 PM

Pittsfield, Berkshire County.

Flash flood, reported by facebook.


            At least 6 inches deep of flowing water on King Street





07/27/2014 0501 PM

Hinsdale, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Tree down





07/27/2014 0521 PM

Becket, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Large tree and wires down on Becket Road





07/27/2014 0450 PM

Pittsfield, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by trained spotter.


            Trees down on Holmes Road





07/27/2014 0440 PM

Lanesborough, Berkshire County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Tree down on wires on powder mtn Rd.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:37 PM EDT on July 29, 2014


... Public information statement...

... Tornado confirmed in Dalton Massachusetts...

Location... Dalton... Berkshire County... Massachusetts

Date... 27 July 2014

Estimated time... 455 PM

Maximum ef scale rating... EF1

Estimated maximum wind speed... 90 mph

Estimated path width... 20 yards

Path length... one quarter mile

Beginning lat/Lon... 42.453303/-73.185270

Ending lat/Lon... 42.450214/-73.183262

* fatalities... none
* injuries... none

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.

... Summary...
a short-lived tornado touched down in Dalton... Massachusetts on
Sunday... July 27... 2014. The tornado touched down in Greenridge
Park along south street and moved southeast up a hill and ended
behind residences along Lindsay drive. The tornado almost
completely clear cut a path through the Forest that was 10 to 20
yards wide... leaving a noticeable trail. A microburst caused most
of the damage in the subdivisions to the north... west and
southwest of the tornado track. The microburst straight line winds
moved from north northeast to south southwest. Direct damage from
the microburst was mostly to Hardwood and softwood
trees... although one house had part of its roof lifted up. The
area affected by the microburst was large and bounded by Richard
drive and Hubbard Avenue to the north and Lindsay drive... Pleasant
View drive and Hubbard Ave to the south.


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