A tornado touched down in N.H. on Monday

The National Weather Service sent a crew to assess the damage.

A tornado was caught on camera in New Hampshire on Monday, as thunderstorms rumbled across New England.

The sighting in Charlestown, which sits south of Claremont on the border with Vermont, was caught on a dashboard camera by Wes Carter on Route 12 a little before 7 p.m., WBZ-TV reports.

Editors note: Video contains graphic language.

The tornado was later confirmed by the National Weather Service, which defines a tornado as “a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground.” It was given an EF-1 rating, and no injuries were reported.

The tornado traveled 4.8 miles total, with max winds of 90 miles per hour and maximum width of 330 yards, according to the weather service.


“Tornadoes can occur at any time of day or night and at any time of the year,” the service says on its website. “Although tornadoes are most common in the Central Plains and the southeastern United States, they have been reported in all 50 states.”

In the dashboard camera video, a funnel of wind can be seen in the road. The gusts knocked over nearby trees and power lines.

Authorities shut down Route 12 overnight to clear debris, Charlestown police said on Facebook.


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