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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
600 PM EDT MON MAY 14 2018

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Gray Maine has completed a
survey of damage from the storm that affected western New
Hampshire during the evening on May 4th.  Based on the ground
survey, the NWS has determined that the damage was caused by a
tornado.    The tornado initially touched down in the extreme
southeastern corner of Charlestown near Fall Mountain Regional
High School and then tracked for about 35 miles east-
northeastward to near Route 127 in Webster.  While portions of
this path were inaccessible, nearly continuous damage was
observed as it crossed roadways along the path.

The most significant damage was observed in the Town of Warner
where winds are estimated to have gusted to between 80 and 100
mph, giving the tornado an E-F1 rating.

A more detailed public information statement will be issued
Tuesday.

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Jensenius
National Weather Service
Gray, Maine



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