Path length: 3.3 miles
Width: 60 yards
This F2 tornado hit during the late morning of September 6, 1973. All sources have the entire path in Hartford County. When you plot the SPC track coordinates though, it begins in Hartford County and ends in Tolland County. See our map below the Storm Data entry. The town of Manchester, Vernon and Talcottville area mentioned in Storm Data. Manchester is in Hartford County but Vernon and Talcottville are both in Tolland County. So, it would seem Tolland should be included for this event. Most of the damage was to roofs and there were garages that were destroyed. There were no injuries and no fatalities.
Storm Data Entry
Tornado struck the Manchester, Vernon and Talcottville areas, causing damage to a number of buildings. The twister ripped roofs off of several homes, wall and roof off garage, cement bloc wall blown outward, numerous dwellings damaged by wind or felled trees. Considerable power outages. No hail reported.
We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases, the September 1973 Storm Data Publication and Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes and found the following differences:
- SPC/NCDC have a 3.3 mile path length.
- Storm Data as a 3 to 5 mile path.
- Grazulis has a 4 mile path.
- SPC has a 10 yard width.
- NCDC has a 33 yard width.
- Storm Data lists width of 1 mile.
- Grazulis as no listing for width.
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