Essex County, MA F1 Tornado of June 13, 1956

Essex County

Figure 1. Surface weather map for June 13, 1956 at 2:30 am EDT (NOAA, 2019).

The Essex County, MA F1 tornado of June 13, 1956 impacted Essex 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 in Essex County over the Merrimack River at 5:45 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 1 mile and had a maximum width of 10 yards.


NOAA Central Library. (2019). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Wednesday June 13, 1956 [PDF]. Retrieved from

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