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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
230 PM EDT WED JUN 24 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WRENTHAM IN NORFOLK COUNTY MA...

LOCATION...WRENTHAM IN NORFOLK COUNTY MA
DATE...JUNE 23 2015
ESTIMATED TIME...535 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.5 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.07N / 71.33W
ENDING LAT/LON...42.07N / 71.32W
* 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 IN WRENTHAM IN NORFOLK COUNTY MA ON JUNE 23 2015.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST EAST OF LAKE ARCHER WHERE TREE TOP DAMAGE
WAS OBSERVED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED INTO THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN
WRENTHAM...CROSSING THE TOWN COMMON WHERE AN 80-FOOT TALL MAPLE
TREE WAS UPROOTED. SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED AND LARGE LIMBS
WERE DOWNED IN THE TOWN CEMETERY EAST OF THE COMMON. THE TORNADO
LIFTED JUST EAST OF THE CEMETERY.

ALL THE DAMAGE THAT WAS OBSERVED WAS ORIENTED TOWARD THE TRACK OF
THE TORNADO...WHICH INDICATES TORNADIC DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS
ONE HALF MILE LONG AND 200 YARDS AT ITS WIDEST POINT.

BASED UPON THE DAMAGE OBSERVED...MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS WERE
APPROXIMATELY 80 MPH WHICH IS CLASSIFIED AS EF-0 ON THE ENHANCED
FUJITA SCALE.

NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. MANY PEOPLE INTERVIEWED RECEIVED A
WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT ON THEIR CELL PHONES WHEN THE TORNADO
WARNING WAS ISSUED AND TOOK SHELTER.

APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO THE WRENTHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR
ASSISTANCE WITH THIS DAMAGE SURVEY.

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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MANNING/JWD/DOODY

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