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000 NOUS41 KGYX 022011 CCA PNSGYX MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-NHZ001>015-022245- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Gray ME 233 PM EDT Sun Jul 2 2017 ...Tornado Confirmed Near Sebago Lake in Cumberland County Maine... Location...Sebago Lake in Cumberland County Maine Date...07/01/2017 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. ...Summary... 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. This information can also be found on our website at www.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. $$ Lulofs

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