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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Gray ME
1037 AM EDT Sun Jul 2 2017

...Straight Line Wind Damage Confirmed Near Otisfield in Oxford
County Maine...

Location: Otisfield in Oxford County Maine
Date: 07/01/2017
Estimated Start Time:6:35 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed:70 MPH
Beginning Lat/Lon:44.09 /-70.59
Ending lat/Lon:44.10 /-70.55

The National Weather Service in Gray ME has confirmed Straight
Line Wind Damage near Otisfield in Oxford County Maine on
07/01/2017. Initial damage was found on Bolsters Mill Road with
large branches downed on power lines. As the storms moved on an
easterly trajectory additional damage was noted on Bell Hill Road
where a large pine tree fell on a house. Also large trees were
downed on power lines. Continuing east, additional broken and/or
blown down trees were found near the intersection of Peaco Hill
Road and Rayville Road as well as downed power lines.

The damage path was not continuous or in a swath. In addition
trees were laying generally from west to east. While rotation was
noted with this storm, the damage found was not from a tornado.
This straight-line wind damage was most likely associated with the
rear flank downdraft of a supercell.

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For reference...
Straight-line winds are generally any wind that is not associated
with rotation...used mainly to differentiate them from tornadic

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
  change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
  NWS Storm Data.


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