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NH had a tornado on Sunday

August 23. 2011 9:31PM
This photo provided by the National Weather Service shows a house damaged by the Canaan tornado on Sunday. (John Jensenius, National Weather Service/NOAA)

CANAAN -- The National Weather Service said a tornado with 95-mph winds touched down here Sunday night, the second of the year for New Hampshire.

The tornado was on the ground for 2.7 miles and damaged trees and property in a 350-yard swath, the Weather Service said.

Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted along its path. Several buildings were damaged by falling trees and wind. A sailboat and rowboat were damaged and moved in the storm.

It was rated an EF1 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

The first New Hampshire tornado of the year took place July 26 in Colebrook and had a maximum wind speed of 75 mph, the Weather Service said.

Sunday's tornado hit about 8:45 p.m. It touched down west of Abbott Road, crossed the road, Sugar Hill Road, Grist Mill Road and then tracked parallel and just to the southeast of Ball Park Road.

It then crossed Route 4 and Mirror Lake. It lifted off the ground just east of the town transfer station.

The Weather Service said its determination is preliminary and could change, subject to final review.

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