Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 8:00 pm EDT, which shows a cold front moving across the northeastern United States. Warm air advection, aided by low pressure in western Massachusetts, triggered thunderstorms in the evening hours of February 25th, which ultimately led to two EF1 tornadoes across the state.
The Goshen, MA EF1 tornado of February 25, 2017 impacted Hampshire County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2020), the EF1 tornado caused no fatalities or injuries, but caused $250 thousand dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down near South Chesterfield Road at 8:18 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 2.9 miles and had a maximum width of 100 yards.
NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 00Z Sun Feb 26 2017. 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/