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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Gray ME
233 PM EDT Sun Jul 2 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Sebago Lake in Cumberland County

Location...Sebago Lake in Cumberland County Maine
Estimated Time...225 PM to 234 PM EDT Maximum
EF-Scale Rating...EF0 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...65 to 75 MPH
Maximum Path Width...50 Yards
Path Length...1.9 Miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...43.85N / 70.61W
Ending lat/Lon...43.87N / 70.57W
* 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.

The National Weather Service in Gray ME has confirmed a tornado
over Sebago Lake in Cumberland County Maine on 07/01/2017.

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed a suspected
tornado that was reported on the western shore of Sebago Lake.
While there was minimal damage found over land, the combination of
eyewitness reports, pictures, and video showing a well developed
waterspout just off the shore of East Sebago confirm a tornado. A
pontoon boat that was flipped as well as some minor damage to
fencing was likely the result of inflow winds that were blowing
toward the descending funnel cloud. There were no damage
indicators that would result in a rating higher than EF0.

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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.


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