Tornado Warning for Worcester County

(NECN) - A tornado warning was issued Worcester County in Central Massachusetts and expired at 8:30PM.

National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 7 miles northwest of Gardner or 12 miles south of Jaffrey...moving southeast at 25 mph.

At 800 pm the National Weather Service Doppler radar continued to indicate a tornado.  This tornado was located near Lancaster moving southeast at 20 mph.

When a tornado warning is issued based on doppler means that strong rotation has been detected in the storm. A tornado may already be on the ground, or is expected to develop shortly. If you are in the path of this dangerous storm...move indoors and to the lowest level of the building. stay away from windows. if not seek shelter under a highway overpass.

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