BOSTON (CBS) – The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado hit part of New Hampshire earlier this month.
The NWS office in Gray, Maine took a closer look at the damage from a storm in the western part of the state on May 4 and determined it was caused by a tornado.
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“The tornado initially touched down in the extreme southeastern corner of Charlestown near Fall Mountain Regional High School and then tracked for about 35 miles east-northeastward to near Route 127 in Webster,” the agency said in a statement.
“The most significant damage was observed in the Town of Warner where winds are estimated to have gusted to between 80 and 100 mph, giving the tornado an E-F1 rating.”
WBZ-TV chief meteorologist Eric Fisher said this is the second longest track tornado on record in New Hampshire, dating back to 1950.