Springfield, MA F1 Tornado of June 1, 1956

Hampden County

Figure 1. Surface weather map for June 1, 1956 at 2:30 am EDT (NOAA, 2019).

The Springfield, MA F1 tornado of June 1, 1956 impacted Hampden 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 Hampden County just north of Florence Street at 4:00 pm EDT. The path of the tornado was not documented by the Weather Bureau, but it had a maximum width of 33 yards.


NOAA Central Library. (2019). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Friday June 1, 1956 [PDF]. Retrieved from https://library.noaa.gov/Collections/Digital-Collections/US-Daily-Weather-Maps

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (2019). Storm Events Database. Retrieved from: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/