It turns out that the the tornado that rampaged through Revere on Monday was the second to hit the state in two days, the National Weather Service says.
The weather service says that a small tornado, with estimated maximum winds of 90 miles per hour, whipped through the Western Massachusetts town of Dalton on Sunday.
The tornado, which caused no injuries, was about 20 yards wide and traveled about a quarter-mile, the weather service said. The short-lived twister touched down at about 4:55 p.m. Sunday, the weather service said in a preliminary report released today.
The service said the tornado touched down in Greenridge Park along South Street and moved southeast up a hill, ending behind residences along Lindsay Drive.
The tornado “almost completely clear cut a path through the forest that was 10 to 20 yards wide, leaving a noticeable trail,” the report said.
Subdivisions to the north, west, southwest of the tornado track also saw damage from a microburst, with straight-line winds moving from north-northeast to south-southwest, the report said.
The area that saw microbursts winds was large and bounded by Richard Drive and Hubbard Avenue to the north and Lindsay Drive, Pleasant View Drive, and Hubbard Avenue to the south, the report said.