Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 2:00 pm EDT, which shows a warm front extending along the northeastern United States, which provided the focus for thunderstorm development in the early afternoon hours of October 23rd, which ultimately led to this tornado.
The Norton, MA EF1 tornado of October 23, 2018 impacted Bristol County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2020), the EF1 tornado caused no fatalities or injuries, but caused $20 thousand dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down near Freeman Street at 4:13 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 0.8 miles and had a maximum width of 170 yards.
NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 18Z Tue Oct 23 2018. 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/