Figure 2 depicts the surface observations at 8:00 am EDT, which shows a cold front moving through the Great Lakes and a warm front extending into western Massachusetts. The cold front moved southeast toward Massachusetts throughout the day, triggering thunderstorms, which ultimately led to several tornadoes across the state.
Figure 3 depicts the surface map at 5:00 pm (unclear which timezone the author used), which shows the cold front reaching Albany, NY in the late afternoon hours of July 10th. This front triggered pre-frontal storms, depicted as the black dashed line, which were responsible for a tornado outbreak across Massachusetts.
The Springdale, MA F0 tornado of July 10, 1989 impacted Norfolk County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2019), the F0 tornado caused no fatalities or injuries, but caused $2500 dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down near Pine Street at 4:10 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 0.1 mile and had a maximum width of 23 yards.
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