Plymouth County, MA F0 Tornado of June 9, 1965

Plymouth County

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 2:00 am EDT, which shows a cold front moving across the Great Lakes. This front eventually made its way to Massachusetts, triggering thunderstorms, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface weather map for June 9, 1965 at 2:00 am EDT (NOAA, 2019).

The Plymouth County, MA F0 tornado of June 9, 1965 impacted Plymouth County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2019), the F0 tornado caused no fatalities or injuries, but caused $30 dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down in Plymouth County over US-MA 195 at 4:50 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 0.1 miles and had a maximum width of 33 yards.


NOAA Central Library. (2019). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Wednesday June 9, 1965 [PDF]. Retrieved from

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