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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
944 PM EDT THU JUN 25 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR WESTMINSTER IN WORCESTER COUNTY
MASSACHUSETTS...

LOCATION...WESTMINSTER IN WORCESTER COUNTY MA
DATE...JUNE 23 2015
ESTIMATED TIME...7:24 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...INTERMITTENT PATH OF 0.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.45N / -71.90W
ENDING LAT/LON...42.45N / -71.90W
* 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 TAUNTON MA HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR WESTMINSTER IN WORCESTER COUNTY MASSACHUSETTS ON
JUNE 23 2015.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON MA HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO IN WESTMINSTER IN WORCESTER COUNTY MA ON JUNE 23 2015.

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT 7:24 PM EDT OFF OF WEST PRINCETON ROAD
NEAR WACHUSETT MOUNTAIN. IT WAS ONLY ON THE GROUND FOR 2
MINS...DAMAGING A DOZEN TREES AND SHEARING OFF SEVERAL TREE TOPS.
THIS DAMAGE AS WELL AS AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT...IS SUPPORTED BY THE
RADAR WHICH DID SHOW EVIDENCE OF ROTATION.

ALL THE DAMAGE THAT WAS OBSERVED DISPLAYED A CONVERGENT...NARROW
PATH...WHICH INDICATES TORNADIC DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS ONE
HALF MILE LONG AND 75 YARDS AT ITS WIDEST POINT.

BASED UPON THE DAMAGE OBSERVED...MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS WERE
APPROXIMATELY 75 MPH WHICH IS CLASSIFIED AS EF-0 ON THE ENHANCED
FUJITA SCALE.

NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

THE LAST TIME A TORNADO OCCURRED IN WORCESTER COUNTY WAS ON AUGUST
31ST 2014 IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/BOX.

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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DUNTEN

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