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NOUS41 KALY 221847  
PNSALY  
CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ032-033-038>043-047>054-058>061-063>066-  
082>084-VTZ013>015-230700-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY  
247 PM EDT FRI OCT 22 2021  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/16/21 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT
 
 
   
DALTON, MA WIND DAMAGE
 
 
PEAK WIND ESTIMATED: 90 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.0 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 700 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: OCT. 16, 2021  
START TIME: 553 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: DALTON/BERKSHIRE COUNTY/MA  
START LAT/LON: 42.4696/-73.1596  
 
END DATE: OCT. 16, 2021  
END TIME: 559 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 2 MI NE OF DALTON/BERKSHIRE COUNTY/MA  
END LAT/LON: 42.4906/-73.1328  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY, NY SURVEYED DAMAGE FROM THE  
OCTOBER 16, 2021 THUNDERSTORM IN AND AROUND DALTON, MA. THERE WAS  
SPORADIC DAMAGE IN A SOUTHWEST/NORTHEAST ORIENTED PATH FROM JUST  
SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF DALTON TO AROUND TWO MILES NORTHEAST OF  
THE CENTER. THE DAMAGE STARTED AT A LUMBER YARD ON WEST HOUSATONIC  
STREET WHERE FIBERGLASS SHEATHING AND OTHER DEBRIS WAS BLOWN INTO  
THE ROADWAY. NEARBY, A LARGE TREE WAS DOWN ON A FENCE NEAR CHAMBERLAIN  
PARK. CONTINUING NORTHEAST, SEVERAL LARGE TREES AND LIMBS WERE DOWNED  
ON THE GROUNDS OF WAHCONAH COUNTRY CLUB. THE MOST CONCENTRATED DAMAGE  
OCCURRED ALONG ORCHARD ROAD AND ITS INTERSECTIONS WITH APPLETREE LANE  
AND PEASE AVENUE. SEVERAL LARGE HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED,  
AND ONE LARGE SPRUCE TREE WAS SNAPPED, CRUSHING A WOODEN POOL HOUSE.  
FENCE PANELS WERE BLOWN IN AT TWO SEPARATE RESIDENCES ON APPLETREE LANE.  
THERE WAS ALSO MINOR DAMAGE TO ROOFS WITH SOME SHINGLES MISSING AT A  
COUPLE OF RESIDENCES AND ONE CHIMNEY DAMAGED. THE DAMAGE CONTINUED TO  
ROUTE 9 AND CLEVELAND AVENUE WHERE TREES WERE DOWNED BLOCKING BOTH ROADS.  
THE END OF THE VISIBLE DAMAGE SWATH OCCURRED AT HOLIDAY BROOK FARM, WHERE  
THE WIND RIPPED OFF A COUPLE OF PANELS OF ALUMINUM ROOFING, TORE A HOLE  
IN A PLASTIC GREENHOUSE COVERING, AND KNOCKED OVER A WOODEN PLAYSET.  
 
THE TREES WERE ALL DOWNED IN A SOUTH/NORTH OR SOUTHWEST/NORTHEAST  
ORIENTATION, SUGGESTING THAT THE DAMAGE WAS DUE TO STRONG STRAIGHT-LINE  
WINDS. THERE WAS ONE TREE DOWNED ONTO A HOUSE AND ONE ONTO A CAR, BUT NO  
INJURIES WERE REPORTED.  
 

 
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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