Southwick, MA F0 Tornado of June 24, 1992

Hampden County

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 8:00 am EDT, which shows a low pressure system developing over southern Ontario with a warm front extending into Massachusetts and a cold front across the Midwest. The cold front eventually moved east and triggered thunderstorms, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface weather map for June 24, 1992 at 8:00 am EDT (NOAA, 2020).

The Southwick, MA F0 tornado of June 24, 1992 impacted Hampden County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2019), the F0 tornado caused no fatalities, injuries or property damage. The tornado touched down near Sheep Pasture Road at 7:50 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 0.2 miles and had a maximum width of 10 yards.

Figure 2. This image of the narrative was extracted from the historical 06/1992 Storm Data Publication. Please refer to the Database Details page for more information or the NCEI Image and Publication System for access to all NCEI publications.


NOAA Central Library. (2020). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Wednesday June 24, 1992 [PDF]. Retrieved from

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