Tornado Touches Down in The Berkshires
The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in the town of Sandisfield in Southern Berkshire County.
A tornado watch turned warning Sunday night had county residents on alert. That warning became a reality for at least once Berkshire town and one neighboring Hampden County town.
The watch was first issued for Franklin, Berkshire, Hampden and Hampshire counties yesterday afternoon into the evening. The watch was upgraded to a warning first for Berkshire County, then expanded to include Hampden and Hampshire Counties.
The National Weather Service said a tornado was confirmed by radar shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday in Sandisfield. Local law enforcement reported the tornado touched down on South Main Street. Hail measuring three-quarters of an inch was observed and 60-mile per hour winds had been forecast. In addition, there were reports of a 12-inch in diameter tree down, a utility pole snapped and a second tree and wires down on East Otis Road in Tolland.