Tornado touched down in Warner, N.H., on Thursday
As storms blew across New England Thursday afternoon, a tornado touched down in Warner, N.H., the National Weather Service in Maine said.
With winds up to 75 miles per hour, the EF-0 tornado hit ground at about 5:53 p.m., according to a storm report released by the weather service. It was the first tornado to hit the state this year, with the last New Hampshire tornado spotted on July 24, 2014.
The tornado destroyed the roof of a large storage building and uprooted about 25 trees, the report said. No one was injured.
The damage path was about 100 yards wide, and traveled about 0.4 miles, the report said.
Weather service meteorologist Tom Hawley said their weather service location often sees one to two “weak” tornadoes in the region each year. The most recent “strong” tornado to hit the state was an EF-2 tornado that ripped through several towns in July 2008.
“I wouldn’t say it’s out of the ordinary,” Hawley said.