100 MPH Winds Whip In Confirmed New Hampshire Tornado
Major thunderstorms are possible this afternoon, continuing an already active month weather-wise here in the Granite State.
Back on Friday, May 4th, a quick stormed blew through western New Hampshire. After completing a survey of the damage, the Nation Weather Service in Gray, Maine has determined it was caused by a tornado. In a Public Information Statement, the tornado "initially touched down in the extreme southeastern corner of Charlestown near Fall Mountain Regional High School and then tracked for about 35 miles east-northeastward to near Route 127 in Webster."
The statement goes on to say "significant damage was observed in the Town of Warner
where winds are estimated to have gusted to between 80 and 100mph." This qualified the tornado E1 status.
As a strong line of thunderstorms moved through the state, heavy winds were not only felt there. According to an article on the Union Leader, wind gusts reached 108 mph on the top of Mount Washington during the storm.
According to News 9, this was the second earliest tornado recorded in New Hampshire.