Tornadoes Confirmed in Vermont and Maine | NECN

Tornadoes Confirmed in Vermont and Maine



    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The National Weather Service says that a
    giant thunderstorm that crossed upstate New York and northern New
    England spawned tornados that touched down in Vermont and Maine.

    Andy Nash of the Weather Service's Burlington office says the
    EF1 tornado touched down in Craftsbury late Saturday afternoon.
    He says winds reached an estimated 80 to 90 mph. It snapped
    trees and did some roof damage.
    Nash says the Vermont tornado was about 250-feet wide and was on
    the ground for about two-and-a-half miles.
    The same super-cell thunderstorm then crossed New Hampshire and
    into western Maine where a tornado touched down in South Paris.
    Meteorologists in Maine are still trying to determine how long
    the tornado was on the ground in that state.
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