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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
626 PM EST Sun Feb 26 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Conway in Franklin County Taunton MA...

Location...Conway in Franklin County MA 
Date...February 25 2017 
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1 
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 MPH 

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

The National Weather Service in Taunton MA has confirmed a
tornado near Conway in Franklin County Taunton MA on February
25 2017.

The maximum estimated speed was 110 MPH, however most of the
damage is estimated to have occurred with 80 to 100 MPH winds.
Most of the damage occurred in Conway, MA with a brief touchdown
in Goshen, MA in Hampshire county.

A more complete report will be provided no later than noon Monday.

This information can also be found on our website at

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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