Massachusetts Tornadoes 1950-2012

This page lists the date and location of all the tornadoes that have occurred in Massachusetts from the year 1950. If you are interested in reading about the “worst” tornadoes that have struck Massachusetts (and all other states), see this page on our site. If you want to find out about specific tornadoes that have occurred since 2012, check out the NCDC Storm Events page.
Move your mouse over the map to see the county name and FIPS number (Federal Information Processing Standard). Click on the county or use the drop-down menu in the upper right of the map to navigate to your county of interest.
From there you can find data on each county that has had tornadoes since 1950. You will find the tornado ID number, the date, the event number, the time it occurred, the number of deaths and/or injuries caused, the F-Scale or EF-Scale, and the map coordinates. You can even copy the beginning or ending set of map coordinates into Google maps to see the path that the tornado took. If your county is not listed, it has not had a tornado officially listed during this period.

all times are Central Standard Time
Barnstable County Tornadoes
 
   506 AUG  9, 1968    6  15:00   0    0   1  41.60 -070.40  00.00       0 1
   701 AUG 22, 1977    2  12:05   0    2   1  41.67 -070.28  00.00       0 1   


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Berkshire County Tornadoes
   481 JLY 12, 1955    2  17:00   0    0   2  42.10 -073.37  00.00       0 3
   493 SEP  7, 1958   11  15:15   0    0   0  41.92 -071.10  41.92 -071.03 3,5
   437 OCT  3, 1963    8  14:20   0    0   1  42.60 -073.20  00.00       0 3
    30 MAR  1, 1966    1  22:30   0    0   2  42.65 -073.15  00.00       0 3
   470 AUG 11, 1966    2  16:00   0    0   2  42.05 -073.23  42.10 -073.08 3,13,from CT 5
   356 JUN 18, 1970    1  18:00   0    0   1  42.70 -073.20  42.65 -072.83 3,11
   868 AUG 28, 1973    2  11:40   4  036   4  42.37 -073.42  42.27 -073.38 3, from NY 21
   705 JLY 13, 1975    1   5:15   0    0   2  42.48 -073.17  00.00       0 3
   644 JLY 27, 1978    1  22:30   0    0   0  42.07 -073.13  00.00       0 3
   732 JLY 11, 1984    3  17:40   0    0   1  42.70 -073.10  00.00       0 3
   597 MAY 29, 1995    1  16:06   3   24   4  42.20 -073.43  42.17 -073.17 3
   904 JLY  3, 1997    1  15:36   0    0   1  42.67 -073.05  42.67 -073.02 3
   905 JLY  3, 1997    3  16:05   0    0   2  42.17 -073.22  42.22 -073.15 3
   906 JLY  3, 1997    4  16:11   0    0   2  42.18 -073.17  42.23 -073.10 3
   903 JLY  3, 1997    6  17:22   0    0   2  42.38 -073.57  42.38 -073.55 3, from NY 21
   395 AUG 20, 2004    1  16:37   0    0   0  42.45 -073.25  42.45 -073.25 3
   216 JUN 29, 2005    1  10:05   0    0   0  42.20 -073.37  42.20 -073.37 3   


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Bristol County Tornadoes
  
   502 AUG  9, 1968    4  13:00   0    4   1  42.00 -071.30  00.00       0 5
   504 AUG  9, 1968    5  14:00   0    0   1  41.70 -070.90  00.00       0 5,23
   473 AUG  2, 1970    3  11:30   0    0   1  42.05 -071.20  00.00       0 5
   517 AUG 28, 1970    5  21:00   0    0   2  41.60 -070.90  00.00       0 5
   652 SEP 14, 1972   10  14:40   0    0   0  41.63 -070.92  41.58 -070.85 5
   508 AUG  6, 1997    7  12:15   0    0   0  41.67 -071.10  41.67 -071.10 5
  1374 JLY 23, 2008       14:09   0    0   0  41.72 -071.23  41.73 -071.21 5, from RI 1 


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Dukes County Tornadoes
   256 DEC 18, 1951    2  17:00   0    0   2  41.37 -070.53  00.00       0 7 


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Essex County Tornadoes
   216 AUG 21, 1951    1  14:00   0    0   2  42.70 -071.13  42.77 -070.97 9
   267 JUN 13, 1956    5  15:45   0    0   1  42.70 -071.22  00.00       0 9
   494 NOV 21, 1956    8  22:40   0    0   2  42.80 -071.00  00.00       0 9
   502 DEC 18, 1956   10   9:15   0    0   1  42.60 -071.10  00.00       0 9
   478 JLY 13, 1960    1  15:00   0    0   0  42.70 -071.20  00.00       0 9
   544 JLY 21, 1962    1  17:00   0    3   1  42.50 -070.90  42.50 -070.83 9
   306 MAY 19, 1964    1  14:25   0    0   0  42.70 -071.17  00.00       0 9
   307 MAY 19, 1964    2  14:35   0    0   1  42.53 -070.88  00.00       0 9
   735 AUG 10, 1965    3  16:30   0    0   1  42.70 -070.80  42.68 -070.72 9
   426 JLY  1, 1968    1  19:00   0    1   1  42.90 -070.80  00.00       0 9
   544 JLY 21, 1972    4  15:22   0    0   1  42.50 -071.05  00.00       0 9
  1038 AUG 15, 1991    1  15:35   0    0   1  42.73 -070.98  00.00       0 9  


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Franklin County Tornadoes
   421 JLY 14, 1954    1  17:50   0    0   1  42.67 -072.73  42.63 -072.70 11
   462 JLY  5, 1955    1  17:00   0    0   2  42.43 -072.57  00.00       0 11
   291 MAY 10, 1957    1  15:35   0    0   ?  42.70 -072.60  00.00       0 11
   292 MAY 10, 1957    1  15:35   0    0   1  42.70 -072.60  00.00       0 11
   367 JLY 11, 1958    2  14:30   0    0   2  42.58 -072.50  00.00       0 11
   464 AUG 13, 1958    8  13:30   0    0   1  42.70 -072.73  42.70 -072.57 11
   480 JLY  2, 1961    1  15:30   0    0   0  42.40 -072.60  00.00       0 11
   182 MAY 20, 1963    1  13:30   0    0   2  42.40 -072.60  42.42 -072.57 11
   425 SEP 12, 1963    7  18:00   0    0   1  42.70 -072.30  00.00       0 11
   539 JLY 29, 1964    4  14:15   0    0   0  42.60 -072.70  00.00       0 11
   540 JLY 29, 1964    5  14:45   0    0   1  42.60 -072.33  42.60 -072.23 11,27
   491 AUG 17, 1970    4   5:45   0    0   1  42.73 -072.67  42.75 -072.33 11,27
   637 JLY 17, 1971    3  15:50   0    0   1  42.08 -072.30  00.00       0 11
   479 JLY  3, 1972    1  12:30   0    0   1  42.52 -072.80  00.00       0 11
   481 JLY  3, 1972    2  13:21   0    0   1  42.70 -072.47  00.00       0 11
   632 AUG 27, 1972    8  16:15   0    0   2  42.50 -072.50  00.00       0 11
   829 AUG  2, 1973    1   9:20   0    0   0  42.55 -072.50  42.57 -072.42 11
   718 AUG  1, 1983    2  13:00   0    0   0  42.60 -072.60  00.00       0 11
   697 JLY  5, 1984    2  13:30   0    0   1  42.50 -072.33  00.00       0 11
   639 JUN 27, 1992    2  10:15   0    4   0  42.60 -072.93  00.00       0 11
   485 JLY  3, 1997    2  15:58   0    0   1  42.67 -072.83  42.67 -072.68 11
   486 JLY  3, 1997    5  16:58   0    0   1  42.63 -072.88  42.67 -072.68 11
   725 JLY 11, 2006    1  12:35   0    0   2  42.55 -072.40  42.55 -072.40 11  


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Hampden County Tornadoes
   245 JUN  1, 1956    1  11:33   0    0   1  42.10 -072.70  00.00       0 13
   246 JUN  1, 1956    2  14:00   0    0   1  42.13 -072.60  00.00       0 13
   247 JUN  1, 1956    3  14:00   0    0   1  42.10 -072.57  00.00       0 13
   450 SEP 12, 1956    6  12:30   0    0   1  42.12 -072.43  00.00       0 13
   309 JUN 26, 1958    1  14:50   0    0   1  42.10 -072.52  00.00       0 13
   362 JLY 21, 1963    6  16:00   0    0   0  42.10 -072.70  00.00       0 13
   471 AUG 11, 1966    3  17:00   0    0   2  42.20 -072.63  42.27 -072.55 13,15
   459 JLY 19, 1968    3  15:15   0    0   0  42.10 -072.52  00.00       0 13
   581 OCT  3, 1970    6  16:00   0    0   1  42.07 -072.60  42.08 -072.57 13, from CT 3
   600 AUG  9, 1972    5  11:05   0    0   1  42.12 -072.40  00.00       0 13
   651 SEP 14, 1972    9  12:20   0    0   1  42.07 -072.40  00.00       0 13
   743 JLY 24, 1975    2  22:04   0    0   2  42.10 -072.67  00.00       0 13
   503 JUN 29, 1977    1  13:45   0    0   1  42.12 -072.43  00.00       0 13
   638 AUG 10, 1979    2  14:30   0    1   1  42.07 -072.52  00.00       0 13
   621 JUN 24, 1992    1  17:50   0    0   0  42.05 -072.77  00.00       0 13
323440 JUN  1, 2011    1  14:17   3  200   3  42.10 -072.75  42.10 -071.99 13,27
326129 JUN  1, 2011    2  16:32   0    0   1  42.14 -072.48  42.15 -072.40 13
326133 JUN  1, 2011    3  16:54   0    0   0  42.14 -072.23  42.15 -072.20 13  


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Hampshire County Tornadoes
   473 AUG 16, 1954    2  18:45   0    0   1  42.27 -072.25  00.00       0 15
   673 JLY  5, 1957    5   8:20   0    0   1  42.30 -072.60  00.00       0 15
   468 AUG 14, 1958    9  17:30   0    0   2  42.32 -072.63  00.00       0 15
   515 JLY 21, 1961    3  15:15   0    0   2  42.37 -072.63  42.30 -072.57 15
   477 MAY 27, 1965    1  14:00   0    0   1  42.30 -072.70  00.00       0 15
   753 SEP 13, 1971    4  11:15   0    0   3  42.33 -072.67  00.00       0 15
   696 JLY  5, 1984    1  12:30   0    0   1  42.40 -072.85  00.00       0 15
   311 JUN  2, 2000    1  15:00   0    0   1  42.35 -072.70  42.35 -072.70 15  


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Middlesex County Tornadoes
   564 OCT 24, 1955    4  18:05   0    0   1  42.63 -071.30  00.00       0 17
   585 JUN 19, 1957    2  13:47   0    0   1  42.40 -071.30  00.00       0 17
   587 JUN 19, 1957    3  14:00   0    0   1  42.50 -071.30  00.00       0 17
   370 JLY 11, 1958    5  16:00   0    0   2  42.50 -071.30  00.00       0 17,7
   481 AUG 25, 1958   10   4:00   0    0   2  42.53 -071.00  00.00       0 17
   483 JLY  3, 1961    2  15:00   0    0   0  42.50 -071.10  00.00       0 17
   351 JLY 18, 1963    5  13:20   0    0   1  42.70 -071.50  00.00       0 17
   770 AUG 28, 1965    4  12:10   0    0   2  42.70 -071.33  00.00       0 17
   420 JLY 11, 1970    2   1:15   0    0   1  42.67 -071.70  00.00       0 17
   583 JLY  1, 1971    1  13:45   0    1   1  42.57 -071.52  42.75 -071.08 17,9
   825 NOV  7, 1971    6   9:00   0    0   1  42.33 -071.20  00.00       0 17
   542 JLY 21, 1972    3  15:00   0    4   2  42.68 -071.42  42.58 -071.33 17
   879 SEP 29, 1974    1  15:05   0    1   3  42.60 -071.23  42.62 -071.20 17,9
   679 JLY 18, 1983    1  14:30   0    0   0  42.45 -071.23  00.00       0 17
   644 SEP 27, 1985    1  13:00   0    0   1  42.20 -071.43  00.00       0 17
   604 AUG  7, 1986    1  13:10   0    0   1  42.45 -071.27  42.50 -071.23 17  


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Norfolk County Tornadoes
   495 NOV 21, 1956    9  23:15   0    0   2  42.17 -071.17  00.00       0 21
   603 AUG  9, 1972    7  13:30   1    6   1  42.28 -071.23  42.35 -071.17 21
   893 SEP  6, 1973    3  11:15   0    0   1  42.10 -071.20  00.00       0 21
   656 JLY 10, 1989    5  14:10   0    0   0  42.15 -071.13  00.00       0 21
   374 MAY 18, 1990    1  11:10   0    0   0  42.08 -071.40  00.00       0 21
   375 MAY 18, 1990    2  11:26   0    0   0  42.15 -071.13  00.00       0 21
   190 JUN 30, 2001    2  17:25   0    0   0  42.08 -071.47  42.08 -071.47 21
   468 AUG 21, 2004    2  13:55   0    0   1  42.08 -071.40  42.07 -071.33 21  


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Plymouth County Tornadoes
   494 SEP  7, 1958   12  16:00   1    1   0  42.05 -070.70  00.00       0 23
   489 JLY  4, 1964    3  12:30   0    0   1  42.08 -070.80  42.10 -070.73 23
   535 JUN  9, 1965    2  14:50   0    0   0  41.70 -070.80  00.00       0 23
   859 NOV 18, 1967    1  19:15   0    0   2  41.97 -070.90  00.00       0 23
   666 SEP 16, 1986    3   3:35   0    0   1  42.20 -070.73  00.00       0 23
   658 JLY 10, 1989    6  14:26   0    1   1  42.08 -071.02  00.00       0 23
   659 JLY 10, 1989    7  14:30   0    0   0  42.12 -070.82  00.00       0 23
   578 AUG 20, 1997    8  11:27   0    0   0  41.97 -070.68  41.97 -070.68 23
403860 JLY 24, 2012       14:08   0    0   0  41.94 -070.57  41.94 -070.57 23


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Worcester County Tornadoes
   278 JUN  9, 1953    1  14:25  94 1228   4  42.47 -072.17  42.30 -071.52 27
   280 JUN  9, 1953    2  15:30   0   17   3  42.17 -071.77  42.05 -071.20 27,21,5
   563 OCT 24, 1955    3  17:00   0    0   1  42.27 -071.87  42.32 -071.92 27
   249 JUN  1, 1956    4  15:40   0   14   1  42.63 -071.80  00.00       0 27
   493 NOV 21, 1956    7  22:08   0    0   2  42.40 -071.70  00.00       0 27
   588 JUN 19, 1957    4  14:00   0    0   1  42.50 -071.70  00.00       0 27
   676 JLY  5, 1957    6  19:00   0    0   2  42.53 -071.75  00.00       0 27
   368 JLY 11, 1958    3  15:00   0    0   1  42.42 -072.20  00.00       0 27
   369 JLY 11, 1958    4  15:00   0    0   1  42.42 -072.20  00.00       0 27
   388 JLY 16, 1958    6  16:00   0    1   1  42.13 -071.53  00.00       0 27
   432 JLY 29, 1958    7  14:00   0    0   1  42.25 -071.80  00.00       0 27
   645 OCT 12, 1962    2  15:30   0    0   2  42.13 -071.97  42.08 -071.90 27
   185 MAY 20, 1963    2  14:10   0    0   2  42.30 -072.20  42.35 -072.13 27
   186 MAY 20, 1963    3  14:30   0    0   2  42.40 -071.70  00.00       0 27
   187 MAY 20, 1963    4  14:55   0    0   2  42.40 -071.60  00.00       0 27
   501 AUG 31, 1966    4  14:50   0    0   2  42.30 -071.80  00.00       0 27
   502 AUG 31, 1966    5  15:00   0    1   0  42.20 -071.75  00.00       0 27
   449 JLY 17, 1968    2  16:30   0    0   1  42.08 -072.10  00.00       0 27
   219 MAY 29, 1969    1  17:00   0    0   1  42.30 -072.20  00.00       0 27
   582 OCT  3, 1970    7  16:15   1    0   3  42.33 -072.17  42.57 -071.52 27,17
   585 JLY  1, 1971    2  16:35   0    2   1  42.17 -071.53  00.00       0 27
   824 NOV  7, 1971    5   9:00   0    0   1  42.47 -072.00  00.00       0 27
   602 AUG  9, 1972    6  13:30   0    1   2  42.55 -072.13  42.68 -072.05 27
   344 MAY  3, 1976    1  13:00   0    0   1  42.20 -071.55  00.00       0 27
   637 AUG 10, 1979    1  14:00   2    2   2  42.32 -072.13  42.32 -071.93 27
   514 JUN 22, 1981    1  14:00   0    3   3  42.50 -072.03  42.55 -071.90 27
   612 AUG  8, 1986    2   8:25   0    0   1  42.02 -071.58  42.03 -071.58 27, from RI 7
   651 JLY 10, 1989    1  13:05   0    0   1  42.48 -072.02  00.00       0 27
   652 JLY 10, 1989    2  13:10   0    0   1  42.45 -071.87  00.00       0 27
   653 JLY 10, 1989    3  13:10   0    0   1  42.43 -071.75  00.00       0 27
   654 JLY 10, 1989    4  13:15   0    0   1  42.37 -071.78  00.00       0 27
   958 AUG 10, 1990    3  12:08   0    0   0  42.57 -071.98  00.00       0 27
   188 JUN 17, 2001    1   9:41   0    0   1  42.45 -071.87  42.45 -071.87 27
   212 JLY 23, 2002    1  13:15   0    0   1  42.23 -072.15  42.23 -072.15 27
   845 JLY 19, 2007    1  15:00   0    0   0  42.32 -072.13  42.34 -072.11 27
310786 JUN  1, 2011    4  17:10   0    0   0  42.15 -072.07  42.16 -072.04 27 


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