Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Portland, ME

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000 NOUS41 KGYX 291609 PNSGYX MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-NHZ001>010-013-014-292015- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 1209 PM EDT TUE JUL 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. $$ LULOFS/LEGRO

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