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000 NOUS41 KBOX 260144 PNSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-261300- 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. $$ DUNTEN 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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