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000 NOUS41 KBOX 241830 PNSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-251830- 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. $$ MANNING/JWD/DOODY 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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