MAINE, USA — A tornado hit parts of the western Maine lakes region Saturday afternoon.
Pictures and videos, many of them from NEWS CENTER Maine viewers, allowed the National Weather Service to quickly determine the strength and extent of damage caused by the tornado.
The EF-Scale rating on the tornado was an EF0. Maine tends to see weaker tornadoes such as this. As a reminder, a weak tornado can still cause damage.
The estimated maximum wind speed was 80 miles per hour.
The maximum path width was 100 yards and the path length was 4.8 miles.
Three ponds in the area were hit by the tornado: Barker, Browns and Peabody.
Thankfully, there were no injuries or fatalities reported with the tornado. There were multiple downed trees and a building that lost its tin roof.
Read their official statement below or by clicking here:
NEWS CENTER Maine viewers submitted a video of a waterspout on Barker Pond, and tree damage along Peabody Pond.
The National Weather Service reported tree damage in Hiram at 3:36 p.m., and a train spotter reported a funnel cloud from Naples at 3:47 p.m.
A Tornado Warning was issued at 3:44 p.m. for this area, but the tornado threat diminished by 4 p.m.