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A small tornado hit Wakefield and parts of Lynnfield on Saturday evening at 6 p.m., September 21, 1974. There was extensive coverage in the Wakefield Daily Item. The storm crossed Lake Quannapowitt from west of North Avenue, through the area of King Street and Lakeview Avenue before continuing on into Lynnfield. It caused significant tree and property damage, as well as downed power lines, but caused no injuries or deaths.