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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Caribou ME
355 PM EDT Tue Aug 8 2017


..Tornado Confirmed In Penobscot County Maine...

Location...2 miles NE of Millinocket to 3 miles SW of Grindstone
Estimated Time...1047 PM to 1059 PM
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 to 100 MPH
Maximum Path Width...100 Feet
Path Length...2.4 Miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...45.69N / 68.69W
Ending lat/Lon...45.72N / 68.66W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

The National Weather Service in Caribou has confirmed a tornado
between Millinocket and Grindstone in Penobscot County Maine on

The tornado developed along a line of non-supercell thunderstorms
and tracked through a wooded area between Millinocket and
Grindstone. Damage along the path consisted of over 1000 trees
snapped or blown down in a convergent pattern. The forest was a
mix of hardwood and softwood trees. The tornado lifted just to the
southwest of Grindstone.

...Tornado Confirmed In Sherman in Aroostook County Maine...

Estimated Time...1130 PM
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 to 90 MPH
Maximum Path Width...60 Feet
Path Length...0.25 Mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...45.91N / 68.36W
Ending lat/Lon...45.91N / 68.35W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

The National Weather Service in Caribou has confirmed a tornado
in Sherman in southwestern Aroostook County Maine on 08/05/2017.

The storm that produced the tornado in Penobscot County produced
another brief tornado as it moved into Aroostook County. It ripped
a large section of the roof off a barn when it touched down in
Sherman. In addition, it destroyed a chicken coop and partially
damaged another barn with two wagons in it. A nearby resident also
had significant shingle damage to their roof. A few trees in the
general area were uprooted.

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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.

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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