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000 NOUS41 KBOX 221535 PNSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-221945- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Taunton MA 1135 AM EDT MON AUG 22 2016 ...Tornado Confirmed Near CONCORD in MIDDLESEX County MA... Location...CONCORD in MIDDLESEX County MA Date...AUGUST 22 2016 Estimated Time...320 AM EDT Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100 MPH Maximum Path Width...400 YARDS Path Length...0.5 MILE Beginning Lat/Lon...42.46N / 71.34W Ending lat/Lon...42.46N / 71.33W * 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 CONCORD in MIDDLESEX County MA on AUGUST 22 2016. The tornado was embedded within an area of straight-line wind damage. It touched down near Cambridge Turnpike around 320 am EDT before heading toward the northeast. Most of the damage was concentrated near Alcott and Independence Roads where trees were uprooted or had the tops sheared off at the top. It was evident that trees were blown down in opposite directions. Several houses sustained damage to roof shingles. Damage was more spotty in nature farther northeast where it is suspected the tornado lifted after only a few minutes. It is possible that many trees were uprooted due to the ongoing drought conditions, which resulted in weakened root systems. Based upon the damage observed, the tornado has been rated EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with maximum winds around 100 mph. The path length was one half mile long and 400 yards wide. More information will be provided later this afternoon. This information can also be found on our website at 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/AED For the latest updates...please visit our webpage at You can follow us on Facebook at You can follow us on Twitter at @NWSBoston is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.