NOUS41 KBTV 270020
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Burlington VT
820 PM EDT Fri Mar 26 2021
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/26/21 TORNADO EVENT...
Start Location...1.4 mi. northeast of Middlebury in Addison County Vermont
at the end of Juniper Ln.
End Location...2.4 mi. northeast of Middlebury in Addison County Vermont
north of Painter Rd.
Date...Mar 26 2021
Estimated Time...1:50 to 1:55 PM
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 mph
Maximum Path Width...75 yards
Path Length...1 mile
A tornado touched down just northeast of Juniper Lane causing limb
damage before throwing a barrel into a house and shattering a window.
As the tornado tracked northeastward, multiple softwood trees were
either uprooted or had snapped trunks. Once the tornado crossed
Painter Road, it forcibly removed an attached garage from a house,
caused a full collapse of the garage and did significant damage to the
shingled roof. A car was also flipped on its side at the residence.
As the tornado continued to move northeastward, it removed roofing from
multiple farm buildings and uprooted additional softwood trees. Once the
tornado moved northeast of the farm, it entered a field where it snapped
over a dozen additional trees at mid-trunk level before dissipating over
the field. This tornado injured two people during the brief touchdown.
EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
EF0...Weak...... 65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak...... 86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong.... 111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong.... 136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent... >200 mph
* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS