Notch Reservoir Watershed, MA F2 Tornado of March 1, 1966

Berkshire County

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 2:00 am EDT, which shows a large area of low pressure ejecting over eastern Canada. Little is known about this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface weather map for March 2, 1966 at 2:00 am EDT (NOAA, 2019).

The Notch Reservoir Watershed, MA F2 tornado of March 2, 1966 impacted Berkshire County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2019), the F2 tornado caused no fatalities or injuries, but caused $25 thousand dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down in Berkshire County at 12:30 am EDT. The path of the tornado was not documented by NOAA, but it had a maximum width of 33 yards.


NOAA Central Library. (2019). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Wednesday March 2, 1966 [PDF]. Retrieved from

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