Mudcat Café message #3163935 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36608   Message #3163935
Posted By: maeve
01-Jun-11 - 06:36 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
Now thought to have been an EF-3 tornado cruising through Springfield, MA. Appears to have traveled a 17 mile wide, through Springfield with much building and tree damage. It ran straight into Sturbridge, but we haven't seen any reports regarding the damage there.

A second, possibly weaker tornado came through Chicopee, a bit northwest of Springfield, now moving just north of Springfield toward Wilberham. Major damage is being reported in several Massachusetts towns.

Here in Midcoast Maine we've had some severe thunderstorms with an estimated 11,000 lightning strikes and hail from 2 1/2" up to the size of a baseball. At the moment we have sunshine; after several strong storms including heavy rain, strong winds, hail, lightning and thunder. Birds swooped back to our feeders as the winds died down, and tree toads and peepers, restarted their evening chorus.