(CNN)Cape Cod was hit by a rare tornado Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.
There were reports of downed trees and power lines but no known injuries, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency spokesman Christopher Besse said.
More than 50,000 customers were without power as of 6 p.m. ET, energy company Eversource said.
Of the 1,253 tornadoes that the United States has on average each year, Massachusetts sees only one, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; only Alaska and Rhode Island average none.