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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:21 PM EDT on August 20, 2014


... Tornado confirmed near Limington in York County Maine...

Location... Limington in York County Maine
date... 7/28/14
estimated time... 349 PM EDT to 355 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 90 mph
mph maximum path width... 80 yards
path length... 1.5 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 43.66 / -70.68
ending lat/Lon... 43.68 / -70.66
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Gray ME has confirmed a tornado
near Limington in York County Maine on 7/28/14.

Based on new information provided to the National Weather Service
this storm damage survey has been updated. Please see the
following narrative for the updated storm survey information.

The storm damage survey showed a convergent damage path in the
vicinity of Pauls way near Limington. Damage included uprooted
trees... snapped tree trunks... bent flag pole... and loss of roof
shingles within the neighborhood. An intermittent damage path was
discovered to continue for over a mile to the northeast... through
mainly conservation land. Damage here included numerous snapped
tree trunks and uprooted trees... with diameters ranging from 16 to
18 inches... with isolated 24 inch trunks. This damage in
conjunction with reports of funnel clouds and radar data support
the finding of a tornado in this area. The newer damage reports
are also supportive of higher wind speeds... with maximum wind
speed estimated to be 90 mph.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/gyx.

For reference... the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0... wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1... wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2... wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3... wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4... wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5... wind speeds greater than 200 mph.


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