Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 8:00 am EDT, which shows a stationary front across the northeast United States. This front became the focus for thunderstorms throughout the afternoon of August 28th, which ultimately led to this tornado.
The Buzzards Bay , MA F2 tornado of August 28 , 1970 impacted Bristol County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2019), the F2 tornado caused no fatalities or injuries, but caused $25 thousand dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down in Buzzards Bay at 11:00 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 1 mile and had a maximum width of 33 yards.
NOAA Central Library. (2019). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Friday August 28, 1970 [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/