Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 2:00 pm EDT, which shows a stationary front across the northeastern United States. This front became the focus for thunderstorm activity throughout the afternoon hours of July 23rd, which ultimately led to this tornado.
The Touisset, MA F0 tornado of July 23, 2008 impacted Bristol County in Massachusetts. According to NOAA (2019), the EF0 tornado caused no fatalities or injuries, but caused $15 thousand dollars in property damage. The tornado began as a waterspout that occurred just off of Rumstick Point in Barrington, Rhode Island and impacted Bristol County at 4:06 pm EDT. The tornado travelled for 1.31 miles and had a maximum width of 40 yards as it moved through Bristol County.
NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 18Z Wed Jul 23 2008. Retrieved from: https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/archives/web_pages/sfc/sfc_archive.php
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (2020). Storm Events Database. Retrieved from: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/