Acushnet, MA F1 Tornado of August 9, 1968

Bristol County

Figure 1. Surface weather map for August 9, 1968 at 6:00 am EDT (NOAA, 2019).

The Acushnet, MA F1 tornado of August 9, 1968 impacted Bristol County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2019), the F1 tornado caused no fatalities or injuries, but caused $2.5 thousand dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down near Main Street at 4:00 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 1 mile and had a maximum width of 100 yards.


NOAA Central Library. (2019). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Friday August 9, 1968 [PDF]. Retrieved from

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