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Tornado Confirmed in Millcreek Township and the City of Erie in Erie County PA


Public Information Statement


Location...Millcreek Township and the City of Erie, Pennsylvania
Date...November 5, 2017
Start Time...6:07 PM EST
Start Time...6:09 PM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length...1.94 miles

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland OH has confirmed a
tornado in Millcreek Township and City of Erie in Erie County
Pennsylvania on November 5 2017.

The storm initially produced straightline wind damage with wind
estimates around 80 mph along Wellington Road in Millcreek. A
tornado from this storm system initially touched down near the
Sterrettania Road as an EF0.

The tornado caused damages to a few homes and a shopping plaza as
well as uprooted several trees along Legion Road.

Just before reaching Interstate 79 the storm increased to EF1
intensity and widened to a width of around 100 yards damaging

The storm ended at Greengarden Boulevard as an EF0. Minor tree damage
on the NASA south end of the property.

This information can also be found on our website at

For reference: the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...Wind speeds 65 to 85 mph
EF1...Wind speeds 86 to 110 mph
EF2...Wind speeds 111 to 135 mph
EF3...Wind speeds 136 to 165 mph
EF4...Wind speeds 166 to 200 mph
EF5...Wind speeds greater than 200 mph



Map of the Millcreek Township Tornado Track as Described by the Above Public Information Statement


Damage from Milcreek Township Pennsylvania, November 5 2017  Tree Damage from Milcreek PA, November 5 2017


Trees snapped from Milcreek PA Tornado, November 5 2017  Tree damage in Milcreek PA, November 5 2017