Charlton, MA F2 Tornado of October 10, 1962

Figure 1. Surface weather map for October 10, 1962 at 2:00 am EDT (NOAA, 2019).

The Essex County, MA F2 tornado of October 10, 1962 impacted Worcester 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 Worcester County near Dresser Hill Road at 5:30 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 4.1 miles and had a maximum width of 133 yards.


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