Silver Hill, MA F1 Tornado of June 19, 1957

Middlesex County

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 2:00 am EDT, which shows a warm front across the northeast United States and a cold front slicing through the Great Lakes. This cold front became the focus for intense thunderstorms through the afternoon hours of June 19th, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface weather map for June 19, 1957 at 2:00 am EDT (NOAA, 2019).

The Silver Hill, MA F1 tornado of June 19, 1957 impacted Middlesex County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2019), the F1 tornado caused no fatalities or injuries, but caused $25 thousand dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down in Middlesex County over Weston Road at 3:47 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 1 mile and had a maximum width of 17 yards.


NOAA Central Library. (2019). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Wednesday June 19, 1957 [PDF]. Retrieved from

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