New Braintree, MA EF0 Tornado of July 19, 2007

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 5:00 pm EDT, which shows a warm front across Massachusetts. This front became the focus for thunderstorms throughout the afternoon hours of July 19th, which ultimately led to this brief tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on July 19, 2007 showing mean sea-level pressure (MSLP) contours, surface observations, fronts and pressure centres (WPC, 2017)

The New Braintree, MA EF0 tornado of July 19, 2007 impacted Worcester County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2019), the EF0 tornado caused no fatalities, injuries or property damage. The tornado touched down near Davis Road at 5:00 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 1.5 miles and had a maximum width of 50 yards.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 21Z Thu Jul 19 2007. Retrieved from:

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (2020). Storm Events Database. Retrieved from:

National Centers for Environmental Information reports:

A weak tornado touched down at the intersection of Barr and Pierce Roads in New Braintree. The tornado traveled northeast for approximately 1.5 miles before lifting just east of the State Police Academy on West Brookfield Road. Structural damage was very minor, with only a few windows blown out along with a few twisted fences. The main damage indicator was uprooted trees. Winds were estimated between 65 and 75 mph.