Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Portland, ME

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000 NOUS41 KGYX 172024 PNSGYX MEZ014-180030- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 424 PM EDT THU JUL 17 2014 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SAINT ALBANS IN SOMERSET COUNTY MAINE... LOCATION...SAINT ALBANS IN SOMERSET COUNTY MAINE DATE...JULY 15 2014 ESTIMATED TIME...652 TO 658 PM MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...800 YARDS PATH LENGTH...2.75 MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...44.91066N/-69.40746W ENDING LAT/LON...44.92828N/-69.35709 * FATALITIES...0 * INJURIES...0 * THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA. ...SUMMARY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY ME HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR SAINT ALBANS IN SOMERSET COUNTY MAINE ON JULY 15 2014. DAMAGE FROM THE TORNADO WAS OBSERVED FROM HIGH STREET SOUTH OF INDIAN POND TO MELODY LANE. THE MOST INTENSE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ALONG CORINNA ROAD...HANSON DRIVE...AND WARNER LANE WHERE WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO HAVE GUSTED BETWEEN 80 AND 90 MPH. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 652 PM...THEN MOVED EAST NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 30 MPH. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT FIVE AND A HALF MINUTES AND TRAVELED ABOUT 2.75 MILES. THE MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH WAS ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT 800 YARDS. 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. $$ JENSENIUS

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