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000 NOUS41 KGYX 201921 AAA PNSGYX MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-NHZ001>010-013-014-202330- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 321 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR LIMINGTON IN YORK COUNTY MAINE... LOCATION...LIMINGTON IN YORK COUNTY MAINE DATE...7/28/14 ESTIMATED TIME...349 PM EDT TO 355 PM EDT MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...80 YARDS PATH LENGTH...1.5 MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...43.66 / -70.68 ENDING LAT/LON...43.68 / -70.66 * FATALITIES...0 * INJURIES...0 * THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA. ...SUMMARY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY ME HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR LIMINGTON IN YORK COUNTY MAINE ON 7/28/14. BASED ON NEW INFORMATION PROVIDED TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THIS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY HAS BEEN UPDATED. PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE FOR THE UPDATED STORM SURVEY INFORMATION. THE STORM DAMAGE SURVEY SHOWED A CONVERGENT DAMAGE PATH IN THE VICINITY OF PAULS WAY NEAR LIMINGTON. DAMAGE INCLUDED UPROOTED TREES...SNAPPED TREE TRUNKS...BENT FLAG POLE...AND LOSS OF ROOF SHINGLES WITHIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. AN INTERMITTENT DAMAGE PATH WAS DISCOVERED TO CONTINUE FOR OVER A MILE TO THE NORTHEAST...THROUGH MAINLY CONSERVATION LAND. DAMAGE HERE INCLUDED NUMEROUS SNAPPED TREE TRUNKS AND UPROOTED TREES...WITH DIAMETERS RANGING FROM 16 TO 18 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED 24 INCH TRUNKS. THIS DAMAGE IN CONJUNCTION WITH REPORTS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS AND RADAR DATA SUPPORT THE FINDING OF A TORNADO IN THIS AREA. THE NEWER DAMAGE REPORTS ARE ALSO SUPPORTIVE OF HIGHER WIND SPEEDS...WITH MAXIMUM WIND SPEED ESTIMATED TO BE 90 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. $$ LULOFS/LEGRO

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