Griswoldville, MA F1 Tornado of July 14, 1954

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 2:30 am EDT, which shows a cold front off the northeast coast of the United States.

Figure 1. Surface weather map for July 14, 1954 at 2:30 am EDT (NOAA, 2019).

The Griswoldville, MA F1 tornado of July 14, 1954 impacted Franklin 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 Franklin County west of Adamsville Road at 7:50 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 1.3 miles and had a maximum width of 33 yards.


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