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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Caribou ME
1104 PM EDT Wed Aug 14 2019

...NWS Damage Survey For 08/12/19 Tornado Event...

.EF1 Tornado Confirmed in Washington County Maine near Topsfield ...

Start Location...Kossuth Twp in Washington County ME
End Location...Kossuth Twp in Washington County ME
Date...08/12/2019
Estimated Time...5:40 pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...0.25 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...45.4174/-67.9554
Ending Lat/Lon...45.4163/-67.9507
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
An EF1 tornado briefly touched down in Kossuth Township between Baskahegan
Stream and Route 6 on Monday evening August 12. There were two concentrated
areas of tornado damage with sporadic damage in between along Iron Bridge Road.
Approximately 120 softwood trees were either uprooted or snapped.

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

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

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Farrar/Cornwell



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