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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA
941 PM EDT TUE JUL 23 2019

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR THE BARSTABLE COUNTY TORNADO OF JULY 23RD 
2019.

THIS IS A PRELINARY STATEMENT WITH A FINAL STATEMENT TO BE ISSUED
ON WEDNESDAY JULY 24TH.

THE DAMAGE FROM THE TORNADO BEGAN IN YARMOUTH AND ENDED IN HARWICH
ON CAPE COD. THE DAMAGE ON THE CAPE WAS CUASED BY BOTH A TORNADO
AND STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF DAMAGE
APPEARS TO HAVE OCCURED IN THE TOWN OF HARWICH. THE TORNADO 
ITSELF TOUCHED DOWN IN YARMOUTH AND THEN TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN IN 
HARWICH WITH POCKETS OF EF1 DAMAGE IN BOTH LOCATIONS. THERE WAS
EXTENSIVE TREE AND POWERLINE DAMAGE. MOST OF THE TOWN OF HARWICH
LOST POWER DUE TO THE STORM.

THE MAXIMUM WIND SPREED FOR THE TORNADO WAS 110 MPH WHICH EQUATES
TO A STRONG EF1 TORNADO ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

A FINAL PNS WILL BE ISSUED WITH EXACT LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE OF
THE START OF THE FIRST TOUCHDOWN AND THE LAST LOCATION WHERE THE
TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND. THE FINAL PNS WILL ALSO CONTAIN PATH
LENGTH AND PATH WIDTH. 

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