Dublin resident describes funnel cloud and tornado

A funnel cloud forms over David Morin’s home on Chestnut Hill Road in Dublin Sunday evening.

A funnel cloud forms over David Morin’s home on Chestnut Hill Road in Dublin Sunday evening. PHOTO COURTESY DAVID MORIN

David Morin of Dublin said the small tornado moved his neighbor’s pickup truck a few feet onto the grass.

David Morin of Dublin said the small tornado moved his neighbor’s pickup truck a few feet onto the grass. PHOTO COURTESY DAVID MORIN

A small tornado in Dublin on Sunday evening caused some light damage to the pickup truck belonging to a neighbor of David Morin.

A small tornado in Dublin on Sunday evening caused some light damage to the pickup truck belonging to a neighbor of David Morin. PHOTO COURTESY DAVID MORIN

Debris tossed around in David Morin’s yard by the small tornado in Dublin on Sunday.

Debris tossed around in David Morin’s yard by the small tornado in Dublin on Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY DAVID MORIN

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Published: 06-24-2024 12:39 PM

From his Chestnut Hill residence in Dublin, David Morin witnessed the formation of a funnel cloud and eventually a small tornado that picked up debris and even moved his neighbor’s car during Sunday evening’s storm. 

Prior to the storm, Morin was working outside when the wind began to pick up. 

“I knew there was a storm coming from Keene, but there was not a lot of rain – just lightning and thunder,” he said.

Returning inside as the storm grew, Morin noticed the strong winds were picking up debris into the air, “much higher than normal, above the treeline,” he said. He said it was mostly picking up old, dead leaves and branches, and confirmed that the wind was rotating the debris in the air.

It grew stronger over Windmill Hill Road, where Morin says the tornado managed to move a neighbor’s pickup truck, which was sitting in the driveway, onto the front lawn.

Dublin police and fire received reports of high, swirling winds, but no reports of injuries or major damage caused by the storm. Rain was light, but high winds, thunder and lightning were abundant. 

Lee Sawyer of Silver Ranch Airpark in Jaffrey, which provides weather monitoring for the area, said the impacts did not reach their monitoring station.

"I think things were sort of windy here, but no more than normal. Luckily, we weren't Dublin or places northeast of here. We were quiet," Sawyer said.

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Jaffrey police reported they had no calls related to the tornado warnings on Sunday.

Several tornado warnings were issued for areas of New Hampshire during the weekend storms, and Eversource reported a number of power outages across the state.