Barnstable County, MA F1 Tornado of August 9, 1968

Barnstable County

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

The Barnstable County, MA F1 tornado of August 9, 1968 impacted Barnstable 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 at 5:00 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 0.1 mile and had a maximum width of 33 yards.


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

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