North Pembroke, MA F1 Tornado of July 4, 1964

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 2:00 am EDT, which shows a cold front in northeast United States. This cold front essentially became the focus for thunderstorms and essentially this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface weather map for July 4, 1964 at 2:00 am EDT (NOAA, 2019).

The North Pembroke, MA F1 tornado of July 4, 1964 impacted Plymouth County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2019), the F1 tornado caused no fatalities or injuries, but caused $250 thousand dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down in Plymouth County in Barker Street at 2:30 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 2.3 miles and had a maximum width of 33 yards.


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