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Statement as of 12:09 PM EDT on July 29, 2014


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

Location... Limington in York County Maine
date... 7/28/14
estimated time... 349 PM EST to 352 PM EST
maximum ef-scale rating... EF0
estimated maximum wind speed... 80 mph
maximum path width... 80 yards
path length... 300 yards
beginning lat/Lon... 43.66 / -70.68
ending lat/Lon... 43.67 / -70.68
* fatalities... none
* injuries... none

* 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 an EF0 tornado
near Limington in York County Maine on 7/28/14.

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. This damage along with reports of funnel clouds and
radar data support the finding of a brief tornado in this area.
This damage is also consistent with maximum wind speeds of 80 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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