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Issued by NWS Portland, ME

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
424 PM EDT THU JUL 17 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SAINT ALBANS IN SOMERSET COUNTY MAINE...

LOCATION...SAINT ALBANS IN SOMERSET COUNTY MAINE
DATE...JULY 15 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...652 TO 658 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...800 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.75 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...44.91066N/-69.40746W
ENDING LAT/LON...44.92828N/-69.35709
* 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
NEAR SAINT ALBANS IN SOMERSET COUNTY MAINE ON JULY 15 2014.

DAMAGE FROM THE TORNADO WAS OBSERVED FROM HIGH STREET SOUTH OF
INDIAN POND TO MELODY LANE.  THE MOST INTENSE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED
ALONG CORINNA ROAD...HANSON DRIVE...AND WARNER LANE WHERE WINDS
WERE ESTIMATED TO HAVE GUSTED BETWEEN 80 AND 90 MPH.  THE TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 652 PM...THEN MOVED EAST NORTHEAST
AT ABOUT 30 MPH.  THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT FIVE
AND A HALF MINUTES AND TRAVELED ABOUT 2.75 MILES. THE MAXIMUM
PATH WIDTH WAS ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT 800 YARDS.

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.

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JENSENIUS





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