Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 5:00 pm EDT, which shows a stationary front in the northeastern United States. This front initiated thunderstorms across Massachusetts, which ultimately led to this tornado.
The Packardville, MA EF0 tornado of September 1, 2013 impacted Franklin County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2020), the EF0 tornado caused no fatalities, injuries or property damage. The tornado touched down southeast of Packardville at 6:25 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 0.05 miles and had a maximum width of 10 yards.
NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 21Z Sun Sep 1 2013. 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/