The National Weather Service has confirmed that four tornadoes touched down in Connecticut on Tuesday, with four others hitting in eastern New York and one touching down in Pennsylvania.
The NWS completed a storm survey of the damage Wednesday night. They determined that an EF-1 tornado, with winds up to 110 miles per hour, carved a 9.5 mile path between Beacon Falls and Hamden, Connecticut.
A second EF-1 tornado, with winds up to 100 miles per hour, tore a 4.5 mile path between Southbury and Oxford. Both of these tornadoes were in New Haven County.
A third EF-1 tornado, not confirmed until Thursday morning, touched down in Winsted, Connecticut in Litchfield County. Wind speeds were estimated to have reached up to 95 per hour with a path length of 0.7 mile
The same thunderstorm also produced a fourth Connecticut tornado of unknown intensity over the Barkhamsted Reservoir in Litchfield County. No damage has been reported with this tornado, but video of the tornado confirmed its existence.
Two people in Connecticut died as a result of Tuesday’s storms.