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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Gray ME
1138 PM EDT Sun Jul 2 2017

...Tornado Confirmed in North Denmark in Oxford County Maine...

Location...Denmark in Oxford County Maine
Date...July 1, 2017
Estimated Time...6:09 PM
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 to 95 MPH
Maximum Path Width...200 YARDS
Path Length...0.4 MILES
Beginning Lat/Lon...44.03 / 70.80W
Ending lat/Lon...44.03 / 70.79W
* 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 the northern part of Denmark in Oxford County Maine on July 1,

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage along the
southwestern shore of Moose Pond in Denmark. Dozens of trees were
snapped or uprooted in a path crossing Mountain Road and extending
into Moose Pond. Damaged trees fell onto at least one vehicle,
multiple cabins, and at least one boat and nearby dock causing
substantial structural damage.

Damage in this area was found to be consistent with a brief
tornado touchdown with the tornado continuing eastward into Moose
Pond. Observers further north along the shore of Moose Pond were
able to observe what was likely this tornado as it emerged from
the side of the mountain and out onto Moose Pond. It is possible
that this tornado could have continued further across the pond and
into the town of Bridgton, but damage surveys were unable to
confirm this. It is this storm circulation that eventually went
on to produce another tornado (previously documented) in Bridgton
a few minutes later.

Considering the substantial coverage of tree damage within the
core path of this tornado, winds were estimated at as high as 95
MPH, consistent with uprooting and snapping large trees. This
places the tornado as an EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

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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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