Tatham , 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 Tatham, 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 $250 thousand dollars in property damage. The tornado touched down in Hampden County south of Feeding Hills Road at 11:30 am EDT. The tornado travelled for 1 mile and had a maximum width of 67 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/