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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA
225 PM EDT MON AUG 23 2021

...NWS CONFIRMS A TORNADO IN MARLBOROUGH MA ON AUGUST 23 2021 
FROM THE REMNANTS OF HENRI...

.EF0 TORNADO IN MARLBOROUGH MASSACHUSETTS

START LOCATION...MARLBOROUGH IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY MA
END LOCATION...MARLBOROUGH IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY MA
DATE...AUGUST 23 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...1140 AM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...10 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.75 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.311/-71.577
ENDING LAT/LON...42.320/-71.586
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
A SMALL, BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF I-495 
NEAR THE MARLBOROUGH WATER TREATMENT CENTER, WENT OVER A
BUSINESS PARK AND TRAVELED NORTHWEST A SHORT DISTANCE BEFORE
DISSIPATING JUST NORTH OF CEDAR HILL STREET. SEVERAL EYEWITNESSES 
REPORTED SEEING TREE BRANCHES LOFTED INTO THE AIR. THE TORNADO 
ALSO TOOK DOWN A TREE ON CEDAR HILL STREET WHICH FELL ON 2 CARS,
WITH DAMAGE TO ONE OF THEM. SEVERAL PEOPLE ALSO FILMED THE 
TORNADO AND POSTED VIDEO ON SOCIAL MEDIA. 

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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

NOTE:
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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