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SXUS41 KGYX 301910
RECGYX

RECREATION REPORT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
310 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-010515-
ELEVATIONS FROM 2500 FEET TO 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND
THE WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS-
310 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 2500 AND 4000 FEET IN
NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS IN THE CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH THIS EVENING BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
.SUNDAY...SUMMITS IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS AROUND 50. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE
OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.

$$

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-010515-
SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE-
310 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE...

.TONIGHT...CLEAR THIS EVENING...THEN SUMMITS IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS.
LOWS IN THE MID 20S TO LOWER 30S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. RAIN SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S...EXCEPT IN THE UPPER 30S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
5000 FEET. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 80 PERCENT.

$$

NHZ011-015-010515-
SUMMITS OF MOUNT MONADNOCK AND NORTH PACK MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN-
310 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR THE SUMMITS OF MOUNT MONADNOCK AND NORTH
PACK MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS IN THE CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. LIGHT AND
VARIABLE WINDS BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SUMMITS IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10
MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.

$$

MEZ024-010515-
ISLANDS OF CASCO BAY MAINE-
310 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR THE ISLANDS OF CASCO BAY MAINE...

.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS UP
TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 40S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 50 PERCENT.

$$

MEZ025-027-010515-
ISLANDS AND NECKS OF THE MID COAST OF MAINE-
310 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR THE ISLANDS AND NECKS OF THE MID COAST OF MAINE...

.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.

$$

MEZ027-028-010515-
ISLANDS OF PENOBSCOT BAY MAINE-
310 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR THE ISLANDS OF PENOBSCOT BAY MAINE...

.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR THIS EVENING...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.

$$

MEZ026-027-010515-
OFFSHORE ISLANDS OF MONHEGAN, MATINICUS AND CRIEHAVEN-
310 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR THE OFFSHORE ISLANDS OF MONHEGAN, MATINICUS AND CRIEHAVEN...

.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY THIS EVENING...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.

$$



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NOUS41 KGYX 291036
PNSGYX

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
700 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF APRIL
25TH THROUGH 29TH, SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW
ENGLAND.  THIS IS THE LAST IN A SERIES OF FIVE PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENTS ON VARIOUS TOPICS RELATED TO SEVERE
WEATHER AWARENESS.

...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS - FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS...

IN ADDITION TO LIGHTNING, HIGH WINDS, HAIL, AND TORNADOES,
SUMMERTIME THUNDERSTORMS ALSO BRING THE THREAT OF FLOODING
AND FLASH FLOODING TO NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND.  IN THE
SUMMERTIME, MOST FLASH FLOODS ARE CAUSED BY HEAVY, SLOWLY
MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WHICH CAN PRODUCE EXCESSIVE RAINFALL IN
AN AREA IN JUST A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.  IN ADDITION TO THE
RAINFALL, TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL CONDITIONS, AND GROUND COVER HELP
DETERMINE HOW MUCH OF THE RAINFALL SOAKS INTO THE GROUND AND
HOW MUCH OF THE RAINFALL RUNS OFF INTO STREAMS AND RIVERS.

LAST YEAR, ON AUGUST 18, 2.45 INCHES OF RAIN IN 45 MINUTES
AND CAUSED A FLASH FLOOD IN CONCORD, NH, AND A LARGE SINKHOLE
ON I-93 THAT CAUSED AN ESTIMATED $100,000 IN DAMAGE.  ON
SEPTEMBER 30, 4 TO 6 INCHES OF RAIN CAUSED A FLASH FLOOD IN
SKOWHEGAN RESULTING IN $300,000 IN DAMAGE.

NATIONWIDE, FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS ARE THE GREATEST STORM-
RELATED KILLER, CLAIMING THE LIVES OF ABOUT 85 PEOPLE
ANNUALLY. SIMILAR TO THE REST OF THE NATION, FLOODS AND FLASH
FLOODS ARE THE NUMBER ONE STORM-RELATED KILLER IN NEW
ENGLAND.  IN ADDITION, FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS ARE
RESPONSIBLE FOR A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
PROPERTY DAMAGE.


NATIONALLY, MORE THAN HALF OF LAST YEAR`S FLOOD FATALITIES
WERE CAUSED BY PEOPLE ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED
AREAS.  OTHER FATALITIES WERE CAUSED PEOPLE ATTEMPTING TO
RUN, WALK, SWIM, OR JUST FELL INTO A FLOODED AREA.  AS LITTLE
AS 2 FEET OF WATER WILL FLOAT MOST CARS AND SMALL TRUCKS.  IF
YOUR VEHICLE BEGINS TO FLOAT, YOU LOSE COMPLETE CONTROL OVER
THE VEHICLE. IF YOUR VEHICLE STALLS IN A FLOODED ROADWAY,
ABANDON IT IMMEDIATELY AND SEEK HIGHER GROUND.  THE WATER MAY
SWEEP THE VEHICLE AND ITS OCCUPANTS AWAY.

DAM FAILURES CAN ALSO LEAD TO FLOODS OR FLASH FLOODS.  WHILE
NOT ALWAYS CAUSED BY THE WEATHER, DAM FAILURES CAN LEAD TO
EXTREMELY FAST RISES IN RIVER AND STREAM LEVELS.

HERE ARE SEVERAL FATAL FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD EVENTS THAT
OCCURRED IN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE SINCE 1996.

  MAR 13 1996  ALTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - A CATASTROPHIC FAILURE
               OF AN EARTHEN DAM ON MEADOWS POND CAUSED A
               FLASH FLOOD DOWNSTREAM OF THE DAM.  A WOMEN
               WHO WAS TRYING TO FLEE THE FLOOD WATERS IN HER
               PICKUP TRUCK DROWNED AFTER HER VEHICLE WAS
               WASHED OFF THE ROADWAY AND INTO A RAVINE.

  JUL 13 1996  BRISTOL, NEW HAMPSHIRE - THREE TO FOUR INCHES
               OF RAIN FROM THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE BERTHA
               CAUSED MANY SMALL RIVERS AND STREAMS TO FLOOD.
               A 10-YEAR OLD BOY PLAYING IN THE RAIN-SWOLLEN
               NEWFOUND RIVER WAS SWEPT TO HIS DEATH.

  OCT 21 1996  SCARBOROUGH, MAINE - FOUR TO 19 INCHES OF RAIN
               CAUSED VERY SERIOUS FLOODING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
               AND WESTERN MAINE.  ONE MAN DROWNED WHEN HE
               DROVE HIS CAR INTO A FLOODED ROADWAY.  UNKNOWN
               TO THE MAN, THE ROAD HAD ALREADY BEEN WASHED
               AWAY.

  MAR 31 1998  FRANKLIN COUNTY, MAINE - SNOWMELT, CAUSED BY
               RECORD-BREAKING WARMTH, COMBINED WITH RECENT
               RAINFALL TO CAUSE MANY RIVERS AND STREAMS TO
               RISE.  ONE MAN DROWNED WHEN HE DROVE HIS TRUCK
               INTO A FLOODED ROADWAY.

  JUN 27 1998  BRIDGEWATER, NEW HAMPSHIRE - HEAVY, SLOW-
               MOVING THUNDERSTORMS CAUSED THE BAKER RIVER
               AND IT`S TRIBUTARIES TO RISE RAPIDLY.  ONE MAN
               DROWNED WHEN HE WAS SUCKED INTO A CULVERT
               WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CLEAR DEBRIS FROM THE
               CULVERT.  A SECOND MAN WAS INJURED.

  APR 16 2007  LEBANON, MAINE - A WOMAN AND HER 4-YEAR OLD
               GRANDDAUGHTER THAT SHE WAS CARRYING WERE SWEPT
               TO THEIR DEATH AS THEY ATTEMPTED TO CROSS A
               FLOODED ROADWAY ON FOOT.

  AUG 07 2008ASHLAND, NEW HAMPSHIRE - A 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL
               DROWNED WHEN A BRIDGE WASHED AWAY AS HER
               FAMILY TRIED TO DRIVE OUT OF A FLOODED
               CAMPGROUND.



TO ALERT THE PUBLIC TO THE THREAT OF FLOODING, THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD WATCHES AND
WARNINGS.  A FLOOD WATCH INDICATES FLOODING/FLASH FLOODING IS
POSSIBLE, AND IS USUALLY ISSUED IN ANTICIPATION OF HEAVY
RAINFALL.  A FLOOD/FLASH FLOOD WARNING INDICATES THAT
FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR IS ALREADY OCCURRING.  IF YOU HEAR
THAT A FLOOD/FLASH FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR
AREA, MOVE IMMEDIATELY TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLOOD WATERS
THREATEN.

HERE ARE SOME FLOOD/FLASH FLOOD FACTS AND SAFETY TIPS.

   *  NEVER DRIVE A CAR INTO A FLOODED ROADWAY.  MORE THAN
      HALF OF ALL FLASH FLOOD FATALITIES ARE VEHICLE RELATED.

   *  KEEP AWAY FROM STREAMS DURING HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS.
      SWIFTLY MOVING WATER IS EXTREMELY POWERFUL AND CAN
      EASILY OVERPOWER A PERSON.

   *  KEEP CHILDREN INSIDE AND AWAY FROM FLOODED STREETS,
      CULVERTS, AND STREAMS.

   *  REPORT ANY FLOODING TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.

   *  IF ADVISED TO EVACUATE, DO SO IMMEDIATELY.

   *  OBEY ALL ROAD BLOCKS AND BARRIERS, EVEN IF THE FLOODING
      HAS RECEDED.  FLOOD WATERS MAY HAVE UNDERCUT THE ROAD
      SURFACE OR LEFT DANGEROUS DEBRIS IN THE ROADWAY.

   *  IF YOU LIVE IN A FLOOD PRONE AREA, HAVE A PLAN IN CASE
      THE WATER STARTS RISING QUICKLY.

$$


JENSENIUS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAY, MAINE

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000
NOUS41 KGYX 281118
PNSGYX

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
700 AM EDT THU APRIL 28 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF APRIL
25TH THROUGH 29TH, SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW
ENGLAND. THIS IS THE FOURTH IN A SERIES OF FIVE PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENTS ON VARIOUS TOPICS RELATED TO SEVERE
WEATHER AWARENESS.


...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS - TORNADOES...

TORNADOES ARE NATURE`S MOST VIOLENT STORM.  BY DEFINITION, A
TORNADO IS A VIOLENTLY ROTATING COLUMN OF AIR THAT EXTENDS
FROM THE BASE OF THE THUNDERSTORM CLOUD TO THE GROUND.

IN ADDITION TO THE THREE BASIC INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR THE
FORMATION OF THUNDERSTORMS AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS (LOW-
LEVEL MOISTURE, AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE, AND A SOURCE OF
LIFT), WINDS AT VARIOUS LEVELS IN THE ATMOSPHERE FACTOR INTO
THE DEVELOPMENT OF TORNADOES.

USUALLY, PRIOR TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TORNADO, A PRE-
TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPS A CIRCULATION, THAT IS, IT
STARTS ROTATING (A MESO-CYCLONE).  AS THIS ROTATION BECOMES
STRONGER, THE CHANCE THAT A TORNADO MAY DEVELOP ALSO
INCREASES.  ALTHOUGH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE`S DOPPLER
RADAR GENERALLY CAN NOT SEE THE ACTUAL TORNADO, THE RADAR
DOES DETECT ROTATION OF THE THUNDERSTORM CLOUD, AND THEREBY
GIVES SOME INDICATION OF THE POSSIBILITY THAT A TORNADO MAY
BE FORMING OR HAS FORMED.

THE SCALE USED TO MEASURE TORNADO DAMAGE IS THE ENHANCED
FUJITA SCALE (NAMED AFTER THEODORE FUJITA, A FAMOUS TORNADO
DAMAGE EXPERT).  THIS SCALE IS COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE E-
F SCALE.  BASED ON SCIENTIFIC STUDIES OF TORNADO DAMAGE, THE
ORIGINAL FUJITA SCALE WAS MODIFIED AND THE NEW "ENHANCED
FUJITA SCALE" WAS OFFICIALLY IMPLEMENTED IN 2007.

  EF-0 - LIGHT DAMAGE (WINDS 65 TO 85 MPH)
  EF-1 - MODERATE DAMAGE (WINDS 86 TO 110 MPH)
  EF-2 - CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE (WINDS 111 TO 135 MPH)
  EF-3 - SEVERE DAMAGE (WINDS 136 TO 165 MPH)
  EF-4 - DEVASTATING DAMAGE (WINDS 166 TO 200 MPH)
  EF-5 - INCREDIBLE DAMAGE (WINDS OVER 200 MPH)

PEAK TORNADO ACTIVITY IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND OCCURS BETWEEN
JUNE AND AUGUST, BUT TORNADOES HAVE OCCURRED AS EARLY AS MAY
AND AS LATE AS NOVEMBER.  MOST TORNADOES OCCUR BETWEEN 3 AND
9 PM AND HAVE AN AVERAGE FORWARD SPEED OF ABOUT 30 MPH.  FOR
THE 40 YEAR PERIOD BETWEEN 1950 AND 1990, 74 TORNADOES
OCCURRED IN MAINE WHILE 68 TORNADOES OCCURRED IN NEW
HAMPSHIRE.  BASED ON THESE DATA, EACH STATE HAD AVERAGED
ABOUT TWO TORNADOES PER YEAR.  DURING THIS PERIOD, THE
AVERAGE PATH LENGTH OF THE TORNADOES WAS 1.08 MILES FOR MAINE
AND 1.64 MILES FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE.  THE STRONGEST TORNADO
OBSERVED IN MAINE WAS AN F2, WHILE THE STRONGEST TORNADO
OBSERVED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WAS AN F3.

DURING 2015, THERE WAS ONE TORNADO RECORDED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
AND NONE IN MAINE.

HERE IS A LIST OF THE 64 DOCUMENTED TORNADOES IN MAINE AND
NEW HAMPSHIRE SINCE 1995.

EF2/F2

     JUL 08 1996  COBBOSSEECONTEE LAKE, MAINE
     JUL 03 1997  GREENFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE
     MAY 31 1998  ANTRIM, NEW HAMPSHIRE
     JUL 06 1999  PITTSFIELD/BARNSTEAD/STRAFFORD,
                  NEW HAMPSHIRE
AUG 09 2000  CORNVILLE, MAINE
MAY 21 2006  HAMPTON FALLS, NEW HAMPSHIRE
     JUL 24 2008  DEERFIELD TO FREEDOM, NEW HAMPSHIRE
                  (50 MILE PATH LENGTH)

EF1/F1
     JUL 23 1995  NEW HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE
     JUN 21 1997  ROME, MAINE
     JUL 03 1997  SWANZEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
     OCT 01 1998  SOUTH PARIS, MAINE
     AUG 13 1999  SWEDEN, MAINE
     AUG 13 1999  PLAINFIELD/ENFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE
JUL 18 2000  NEWRY/HANOVER, MAINE
     JUN 17 2001  NEWRY/HANOVER, MAINE
     JUL 24 2001  PENOBSCOT COUNTY (16 MILES NORTHWEST OF
                  PATTEN)
     JUL 24 2001  OAKFIELD, MAINE
MAY 31 2002  WEST PARIS, MAINE
     JUL 04 2002  AROOSTOOK COUNTY (8 MILES WEST OF
                  LITTLETON)
     NOV 24 2005  PHIPPSBURG, MAINE
SEP 29 2006  NORTH BERWICK, MAINE
MAY 24 2009  EAGLE LAKE, MAINE
     MAY 31 2009  WESTFIELD, MAINE
     MAY 31 2009  EASTON, MAINE
     AUG 21 2009  NORWAY TO HARTFORD, MAINE
                 (UP TO 700 YARDS WIDE)
     JUN  5 2010  SOUTH PARIS, OXFORD, HEBRON, MAINE
     JUL 21 2010  NEWFIELD TO LIMERICK, MAINE
     JUL 21 2010  BUXTON TO GORHAM, MAINE
     JUL 21 2010  SHAPLEIGH TO ALFRED, MAINE
     JUN  1 2011  BRYANT POND, MAINE
     JUN  1 2011  NEW PORTLAND TO EMBDEN, MAINE
     AUG 21 2011  CANAAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE
     JUL 15 2014  SAINT ALBANS, MAINE
     JUL 28 2014  LIMINGTON, MAINE

EF0/F0
     JUL 28 1997  FT. KENT, MAINE
     AUG 27 1997  CHARLESTON, MAINE
     JUL 23 2002  AROOSTOOK COUNTY (7 MILES NORTHWEST OF
                  KNOWLES CORNER)
     AUG 08 2004  SEBAGO LAKE, MAINE
     AUG 13 2004  SANBORNTON/MEREDITH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
     AUG 01 2005  NORTH TWIN LAKE, MAINE
     NOV 24 2005  BRUNSWICK, MAINE
SEP 29 2006  EFFINGHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE
     JUL 15 2007  LONG LAKE IN AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE
     MAY 31 2009  OXBOW, MAINE
     JUN 26 2009  STOCKHOLM, MAINE
     JUL 18 2009  EAST BETHEL, MAINE
     JUN  2 2010  SHIN POND, MAINE
     JUN  5 2010  GORHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE
     JUN  8 2011  LITTLE MADAWASKA LAKE, MAINE
     JUN  8 2011  AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE
     JUN  9 2011  AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE
     JUL 26 2011  COLEBROOK, NEW HAMPSHIRE
     JUN 25 2012  WEST ALTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE
     JUL 17 2012  BRIDGEWATER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
     JUL 24 2012  WOOLWICH, MAINE
     JUN  2 2013  PLEASANT RIDGE PLANTATION, MAINE
     JUL 17 2013  DANFORTH, MAINE
     JUL 19 2013  14 MILES NORTH OF CHAMBERLAIN LAKE, MAINE
     SEP 11 2013  15 MILES EAST OF CHURCHILL DAM, MAINE
     MAY 26 2014  LUDLOW, MAINE
     JUL  4 2014  LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, NH (WATERSPOUT)
     JUL 24 2014  LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, NH (WATERSPOUT)
     JUL 27 2014  SEBAGO LAKE, ME (WATERSPOUT)
     JUL 30 2015  WARNER, NEW HAMPSHIRE


TO ALERT THE PUBLIC TO THE THREAT OF TORNADOES, THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES TORNADO WATCHES AND WARNINGS.  A
TORNADO WATCH INDICATES THAT ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TORNADOES.  A TORNADO
WARNING INDICATES THAT A TORNADO IS IMMINENT OR IS ALREADY
OCCURRING.  IF YOU HEAR THAT A TORNADO WARNING HAS BEEN
ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, SEEK SAFE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU
ARE IN THE PATH OF THE STORM.

DUE TO THE USUAL SHORT LIFE-SPAN OF TORNADOES IN NORTHERN NEW
ENGLAND, THERE IS OFTEN LITTLE, IF ANY, ADVANCE WARNING.
TORNADOES IN NEW ENGLAND GENERALLY TOUCH DOWN AND THEN LIFT
OFF THE GROUND VERY QUICKLY.  MANY OF THE TORNADOES THAT HAVE
OCCURRED IN THE PAST, HAVE OCCURRED WHILE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
WARNINGS HAVE BEEN IN EFFECT.  IF YOU HEAR THAT A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR YOUR AREA, BE ALERT FOR
THE POSSIBILITY OF A TORNADO.  A LOW ROTATING CLOUD, LARGE
HAIL, AND/OR A LOAD ROAR ARE ALL SIGNS THAT MAY PRECEDE THE
TOUCHDOWN OF A TORNADO.

HERE ARE SOME TORNADO FACTS AND SAFETY TIPS.

   *  FLYING DEBRIS CAUSES MOST DEATHS AND INJURIES IN
      TORNADOES

   *  THE SAFEST PLACE IN YOUR HOME DURING A TORNADO IS YOUR
      BASEMENT.

   *  STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

   *  GET OUT OF VEHICLES OR MOBILE HOMES, THEY OFFER LITTLE
      PROTECTION.  SEEK SHELTER IN A SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING.

   *  DO NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER A BRIDGE OVERPASS.  BRIDGE
      OVERPASSES OFFER LITTLE, IF ANY, PROTECTION FROM WIND-
      DRIVEN DEBRIS.


HERE IS A LIST OF THE REMAINING TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED
IN PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE THIS WEEK.

FRIDAY......FLASH FLOODS
$$

JENSENIUS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAY, MAINE

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