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000 NOUS41 KGYX 172244 CCA PNSGYX MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-033-NHZ001>015-180130- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Gray ME 528 PM EDT Tue May 17 2022...CORRECTED ...NWS Damage Survey for 05/16/2022 Tornado Event... Low pressure moved through central New England Monday, with a warm front lifting into the region during the afternoon with showers and thunderstorms. A cold front then passed through western New Hampshire in the evening, with a line of strong to severe thunderstorms. Much of southern New Hampshire received sporadic straight line wind damage, with a video instance of a tornado between Charlestown and Claremont, NH. .Charlestown/Claremont, NH Tornado... Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 90 mph Path Length /statute/: 4.8 miles Path Width /maximum/: 330 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: May 16, 2022 Start Time: 6:22pm EDT Start Location: 2.65 miles N Charlestown, NH Start Lat/Lon: 43.3052/-72.3867 End Date: May 16, 2022 End Time: 6:28pm EDT End Location: 0.5 miles S Claremont, NH End Lat/Lon: 43.3617/-72.3439 A brief but damaging tornado touched down in North Charlestown, NH Monday afternoon associated with a line of severe thunderstorms entering western New Hampshire. EF-0 damage was observed initially and towards termination, with around a thousand snapped and uprooted softwood trees. The tornado strengthened north of the Claremont, NH city line with EF-1 damage. Uprooted hardwood trees were observed here, with an increase in the path width. This tornado was captured on a car dash cam. && EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories: EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph EF5...Violent...>200 mph NOTE: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$ GC

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