ST. ALBANS, Maine — Officials with the National Weather Service’s Gray office confirmed a tornado touched down in the Somerset County town during a storm Tuesday.
John Jensenius, a morning coordination meteorologist with the Gray office, said Thursday morning the twister was on the ground for about 2¾ miles, and the width of the twister was about a half-mile.
Jensenius said winds whipped between 80 to 90 mph, which he called a significant storm for Maine.
The tornado was on the ground for about 5½ minutes, according to Jensenius.
The storm rated EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, Jensenius said.
The storm caused about half a dozen trees to fall throughout town, Fire Chief Jason Emery said Wednesday.