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000 NOUS41 KGYX 311957 PNSGYX MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-NHZ001>015-010000- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 357 PM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR WARNER IN MERRIMACK COUNTY NEW HAMPSHIRE... LOCATION...WARNER IN MERRIMACK COUNTY NEW HAMPSHIRE DATE...JULY 30 2015 ESTIMATED TIME...5:53 PM EDT MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...E-F0 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS PATH LENGTH...0.4 MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...43.2869N 71.8283W ENDING LAT/LON...43.2912N 71.8228W * 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 WARNER IN MERRIMACK COUNTY NEW HAMPSHIRE ON JULY 30 2015. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR ROUTE 103 TO THE EAST OF THE EXIT 9 INTERCHANGE ON INTERSTATE 89...THEN MOVED NORTHEAST CROSSING SPLIT ROCK ROAD AND LIFTING OFF THE GROUND JUST PRIOR TO REACHING KEARSARGE MOUNTAIN ROAD. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED BETWEEN SPLIT ROCK AND KEARSARGE MOUNTAIN ROADS WHERE THE TORNADO SNAPPED OR UPROOTED ABOUT 25 TREES AND TORE A PORTION OF THE ROOF OFF A LARGE STORAGE BUILDING. A 12-FT BY 24-FT SECTION OF THE ROOF WAS FOUND IN A WOODED AREA ABOUT 200 YARDS FROM THE BUILDING... HOWEVER...MOST OF THE MISSING ROOF WAS NOT LOCATED. THIS IS THE FIRST KNOWN TORNADO IN NEW HAMPSHIRE IN 2015. THE LAST TORNADO/WATERSPOUT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE OCCURRED OVER LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE ON JULY 24 2014. THE LAST TORNADO IN MERRIMACK COUNTY WAS JULY 24 2008. 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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