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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
318 PM EDT FRI JUL 19 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR DANFORTH 1 NW IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
MAINE...

LOCATION...1 NW DANFORTH IN WASHINGTON COUNTY MAINE
DATE...JULY 17 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...6:48 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...150 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...45.6683N / 67.8772W
ENDING LAT/LON...45.6666N / 67.8763W
* 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 CARIBOU ME HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR DANFORTH IN WASHINGTON COUNTY MAINE ON JULY
17 2013.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WITH DAMAGING WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH DOWNED
NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES IN THE AREA FROM NEAR WESTON TO
DANFORTH. THE STORM PRODUCED A BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO APPROXIMATELY 1
MILE NORTHWEST OF DANFORTH...DESTROYING A METAL SHED.

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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