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000 NOUS41 KBOX 241611 PNSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-242015- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 1211 PM EDT WED JUN 24 2015 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR WRENTHAM IN NORFOLK COUNTY MA... LOCATION...WRENTHAM IN NORFOLK COUNTY MA DATE...JUNE 23 2015 ESTIMATED TIME...539 PM EDT MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS PATH LENGTH...0.5 MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.06N / -71.33W ENDING LAT/LON...42.06N / -71.33W * FATALITIES...0 * INJURIES...0 * 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 TAUNTON MA HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR WRENTHAM IN NORFOLK COUNTY MA ON JUNE 23 2015. A STRONG THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A SMALL TORNADO THAT PASSED THROUGH THE WRENTHAM CENTER TOWN COMMON TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THERE WAS MOSTLY TREE DAMAGE NOTED...INCLUDING ONE LARGE TREE UPROOTED AS WELL AS TREE TOPS SNAPPED AND LARGE LIMBS DOWN. MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS TORNADO WILL BE PROVIDED LATER TODAY. 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. $$ JWD/EVT FOR THE LATEST UPDATES...PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSBOSTON YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT @NWSBOSTON

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