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EF-1 Tornado Touched Down in Charlestown, NH

Wes Carter's dashcam captured video of what appeared to be a tornado in Charlestown, New Hampshire, around 6:30 p.m. Monday

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Video taken Monday evening shows what appears to be a tornado touching down in Charlestown, New Hampshire.

The incredible video was captured right before 6:30 p.m. by Wes Carter's dashcam as he was driving just south of Claremont.

Carter pulled his vehicle over and waited for the weather to clear before he continued driving. Once he did, it was clear that the apparent tornado had caused substantial tree damage and downed several power lines.

The National Weather Service determined an EF-1 tornado, with winds up to 90 mph, touched down. Its path was 4.8 miles long and 330 yards wide. The powerful storm uprooted around 1,000 trees.

There were no tornado warnings issued in that area Monday, but severe thunderstorms raced through New England Monday evening, spurring numerous warnings and watches -- including a severe thunderstorm warning that encompassed Claremont until 7:15 p.m.

NBC10 Boston meteorologist Pete Bouchard said that, often in New England, we see tornados low on the Fujita scale that touch down quickly and then move on.

There was no immediate word if anyone was injured.

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