Monday, June 20, 2011
Tornado in New Sharon
Our own Emily Carlson is in New Sharon today and took these pictures of the storm damage overnight.
The National Weather Service has a survey crew in New Sharon and says the tornado was an EF1.
We will have much more on the severe weather damage tonight at 5,6 and 10.
There is another very good chance for severe weather tonight. Follow my forecasts and severe weather updates on Twitter: @EdWilsonWX13HD.
Here is the NWS text on the tornado in New Sharon.
..PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR NEW SHARON TORNADO...
THE STORM SURVEY INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING AND SUBJECT TO
FURTHER COORDINATION WITH LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES
...TORNADIC DAMAGE CONFIRMED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF NEW SHARON...
A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT FOR THE DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED IN NEW
SHARON ON JUNE 20 2011 DETERMINED THAT THIS DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY A
* EVENT DATE: JUNE 20, 2011
* ESTIMATED START TIME: 505 AM
* EVENT TYPE: (EF1) TORNADO
* EVENT LOCATION: NEW SHARON
* PEAK WIND: 110 MPH
* AVERAGE PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDS
* PATH LENGTH: 1/2 MILE
* INJURIES: NONE KNOWN
* FATALITIES: NONE KNOWN
* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE: NUMEROUS TREES DOWN IN TOWN WITH SOME GRAVE
STONES TOPPLED IN A CEMETERY. WORST DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A MODULAR
BUILDING THAT WAS MOSTLY DESTROYED BY THE TORNADO.
FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA TORNADO 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.