Wednesday, July 20, 2016

EF-0 Tornado Confirmed Near Perham, in Maine, July 18 by NWS Survey

...Tornado Confirmed Near Perham, Tangle Ridge Rd...

Location...Perham in Aroostook County Maine...North Side of Tangle Ridge Rd
Starting Lat/Lon...46.916961/-68.234323
Ending Lat/Lon...46.917882/-68.233524
Date...July 18 2016
Estimated Time...540 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...75 mph
Maximum Path Width...30 Yards
Path Length...100 Yards
* 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.


The National Weather Service in Caribou ME has confirmed a
tornado near Perham in Aroostook County Maine on July 19 2016.
The tornado was a very short-lived, EF-0, touching down on the north side of Tangle Ridge Rd and traveling about 100 yards ENE into the woods. Numerous trees were uprooted in this short path. The tornado may have touched down again briefly further to the ENE along its path, but NWS survey could not confirm any further damage other than the tree damage along Tangle Ridge Rd because of insufficient road network and predominant forest in the area.

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.