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101 NOUS41 KBOX 262326 PNSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-270330- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Taunton MA 626 PM EST Sun Feb 26 2017 ...Tornado Confirmed Near Conway in Franklin County Taunton MA... Location...Conway in Franklin County MA Date...February 25 2017 Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 MPH * 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 Conway in Franklin County Taunton MA on February 25 2017. The maximum estimated speed was 110 MPH, however most of the damage is estimated to have occurred with 80 to 100 MPH winds. Most of the damage occurred in Conway, MA with a brief touchdown in Goshen, MA in Hampshire county. A more complete report will be provided no later than noon Monday. 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. $$ Belk 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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