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000 NOUS41 KGYX 202056 PNSGYX MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-NHZ001>015-210100- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Gray ME 456 PM EDT WED JUL 20 2016 ...Tornado Confirmed Near Pittsburg in Coos County MAINE... Location...Pittsburg in Coos County MAINE Date...July 18 2016 Estimated Time...1242 PM EDT TO 1245 PM EDT Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...75 MPH Maximum Path Width...200 YARDS Path Length...1.75 MILES Beginning Lat/Lon...45.069N 71.341W Ending lat/Lon...45.070N 71.306W * 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 Gray ME has confirmed a tornado near Pittsburg in Coos County MAINE on July 18 2016. A concentrated area of tree damage consistent with a tornado was found in Pittsburg from near Back Lake to River Road just north of Lake Francis State park. Hundreds of trees were uprooted with dozens snapped. Downed trees took wires down in multiple locations. This damage was consistent with maximum winds of 75 mph. This information can also be found on our website at WEATHER.GOV/GYX. 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. $$ LEGRO/ARNOTT is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.