Forge Hill, MA F0 Tornado of June 27, 1992

Franklin County

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 8:00 am EDT, which shows a large area of high pressure across the Midwest United States and a low pressure on the east coast with a stationary front extending into the ocean. The stationary front likely triggered thunderstorms to its north, across Massachusetts, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface weather map for June 27, 1992 at 8:00 am EDT (NOAA, 2020).

The Forge Hill, MA F0 tornado of June 27, 1992 impacted Franklin County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2019), the F0 tornado caused no fatalities, but injured 4 people and caused $25 thousand dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down near W Hawley Road at 12:15 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 0.1 mile and had a maximum width of 10 yards.

Figure 2. This narrative was extracted from the historical 08/1986 Storm Data Publication. Please refer to the Database Details page for more information or the NCEI Image and Publication System for access to all NCEI publications (NOAA NCEI, 2020).


NOAA Central Library. (2020). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Saturday June 27, 1992 [PDF]. Retrieved from

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