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Public Information Statement...UPDATED
National Weather Service Gray ME
933 AM EDT Mon Jul 10 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Sebago Lake in Cumberland County

Location...East Sebago and Sebago Lake in Cumberland County Maine
Estimated Time...220 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...2.9 Miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...43.85N / 70.63W
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
in East Sebago and over Sebago Lake in Cumberland County Maine on

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed a suspected
tornado that was reported on the western shore of Sebago Lake.
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.

Information later received by NWS Gray indicated that there was
damage on Garden Estates Drive in East Sebago...including downed
pine and oak trees, one of which was uprooted and a few snapped.
This information indicates tornado touchdown occurred just west
of Sebago Lake. This updated information does not change the
EF-Scale rating of EF0...and maximum estimated winds of 75 mph.

This information can also be found on our website at

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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