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Wilkins Four Corners, MA F1 Tornado of August 9, 1968

Bristol County


Figure 1. Surface weather map for August 9, 1968 at 7:00 am EDT (NOAA, 2019).

The Wilkins Four Corners , MA F1 tornado of August 9, 1968 impacted Bristol County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2019), the F1 tornado caused no fatalities, but injured four people and caused $25 thousand dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down near Kelley Blvd at 3:00 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 0.1 miles and had a maximum width of 33 yards.


Sources

NOAA Central Library. (2019). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Friday August 9, 1968 [PDF]. Retrieved from https://library.noaa.gov/Collections/Digital-Collections/US-Daily-Weather-Maps

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (2019). Storm Events Database. Retrieved from: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/