CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - 22News Storm Team Meteorologist Adam Strzempko tells us just how strong the June 1st tornado was.
The June 1st tornado was categorized as an EF-3 tornado.
EF stands for Enhanced Fujita Scale and gets its name from Dr. Theodore Fujita who originally developed the Fujita Scale.
The scale starts with EF-0 and goes up to EF-5. An EF-0 is the weakest tornado with winds between 65 and 85 mph.
An EF-5 tornado is the strongest, with winds over 200 mph like what we recently saw in Moore, Oklahoma .
The June 1st tornado had winds estimated at 160 mph making it a strong EF-3 tornado capable of producing severe damage just as we saw.
The tornado left a path 39 miles long from Westfield to Charlton in Worcester County and was estimated to be up to ½ mile wide at times.
Four people were killed by the June 1st tornado and 200 people were injured by it.