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Possible tornado hit northern Maine Monday evening, causing damage

Severe thunderstorms moved through northern and western Maine Monday afternoon and evening, causing damage in Aroostook County.

LIMESTONE, Maine — Severe thunderstorms moved through northern and western Maine Monday afternoon and evening, causing damage in Aroostook County.

A series of tornado warnings were issued Monday afternoon for supercell thunderstorms. A tornado warning means a severe thunderstorm is capable of producing a tornado, or one has been spotted.

In this case, the warnings were issued based on radar showing rotation in the thunderstorms.

There were multiple reports of damage in Aroostook County, from Washburn to Limestone.

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In Limestone, the damage was particularly extensive with structural damage.

The National Weather Service in Caribou says they are considering damage survey plans.

A tornado was not spotted, but it's possible a tornado caused the damage and was not visible in the rain.

The thunderstorm that moved through Aroostook County was rotating and capable of at least strong damaging wind gusts.

Credit: NCM

A second storm that crossed from Quebec into the Jackman area and then moved through the northern part of the Moosehead Lake region prompted another tornado warning.

A viewer at Pittston Farms in Rockwood sent Keith Carson a video of this rotating thunderstorm and a potential funnel cloud.