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Officials confirm Stoughton tornado

The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado briefly touched down in Stoughton during a fast-moving storm Thursday afternoon.

The Category 0 tornado moved a quarter of a mile up Washington Street at 4:31 p.m., with winds reaching 85 miles per hour, meteorologists said. Category 0 tornadoes register wind speeds between 65 and 85 miles per hour, the Weather Service said.

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