277  
NOUS41 KCAR 150304  
PNSCAR  
MEZ017-030-032-151515-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME  
1104 PM EDT WED AUG 14 2019  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/12/19 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WASHINGTON COUNTY MAINE NEAR TOPSFIELD
 
 
START LOCATION...KOSSUTH TWP IN WASHINGTON COUNTY ME  
END LOCATION...KOSSUTH TWP IN WASHINGTON COUNTY ME  
DATE...08/12/2019  
ESTIMATED TIME...5:40 PM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...0.25 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...45.4174/-67.9554  
ENDING LAT/LON...45.4163/-67.9507  
* FATALITIES...0  
* INJURIES...0  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
AN EF1 TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN IN KOSSUTH TOWNSHIP BETWEEN BASKAHEGAN  
STREAM AND ROUTE 6 ON MONDAY EVENING AUGUST 12. THERE WERE TWO CONCENTRATED  
AREAS OF TORNADO DAMAGE WITH SPORADIC DAMAGE IN BETWEEN ALONG IRON BRIDGE ROAD.  
APPROXIMATELY 120 SOFTWOOD TREES WERE EITHER UPROOTED OR SNAPPED.  
 
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  
 
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
FARRAR/CORNWELL  
 
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