Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 2:00 am EDT, which shows a low pressure system across Massachusetts. This low pressure was responsible for triggering showers and thunderstorms across the state, which ultimately led to this tornado.
The Concord, MA EF1 tornado of August 22, 2016 impacted Middlesex County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2020), the EF1 tornado caused no fatalities or injuries, but caused $1 million dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down near the Cambridge Turnpike at 3:20 am EDT. The tornado travelled for 0.85 miles and had a maximum width of 400 yards.
NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 06Z Mon Aug 22 2016. Retrieved from: https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/archives/web_pages/sfc/sfc_archive.php
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (2020). Storm Events Database. Retrieved from: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/