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000 NOUS41 KCAR 191631 PNSCAR MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-192045- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Caribou ME 1231 PM EDT TUE JUL 19 2016 ...Tornado Confirmed Near Perham in Aroostook County Maine... Location...Perham in Aroostook County Maine...North Side of Tangle Ridge Rd Starting Lat/Lon...46.916961/-68.234323 Ending Lat/Lon...46.917882/-68.233524 Date...July 19 2016 Estimated Time...540 PM EDT Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-0 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...75 mph Maximum Path Width...30 Yards Path Length...100 Yards * 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 Caribou ME has confirmed a tornado near Perham in Aroostook County Maine on July 19 2016. The tornado was a very short-lived, EF-0, touching down on the north side of Tangle Ridge Rd and traveling about 100 yards ENE into the woods. Numerous trees were uprooted in this short path. The tornado may have touched down again briefly further to the ENE along its path, but NWS survey could not confirm any further damage other than the tree damage along Tangle Ridge Rd because of insufficient road network and predominant forest in the area. 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. $$ Foisy is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.