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April 14-15, 2019 Severe Weather

damaging winds, small hail, and a few tornadoes associated with a strong cold front affected Central pennsylvania overnight Sunday April 14, 2019.

 

Below you can find more information from Each damage survey conducted in central PA:

 

Public Information Statement...UPDATED 
National Weather Service State College PA
340 PM EDT Mon Apr 15 2019

...EF-2 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WARREN COUNTY...

Location...Starbrick in Warren County Pennsylvania
Date...April 14,2019 
Estimated Time...818-835 PM EDT 
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-2 
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...130 MPH
Maximum Path Width...400 yards
Path Length...16 miles
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

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

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in State College PA has confirmed an 
EF-2 tornado near Starbrick in Warren County Pennsylvania on April
14, 2019.

The tornado initially touched down in Pleasant Township near Lenhart
Road and strengthened as it tracked northeast through Starbrick. The
tornado reached peak intensity and produced the most significant 
damage (and strongest winds) in Starbrick. The Carter Lumber company
sustained extensive damage along with several other nearby buildings.
The tornado continued northeast with fluctuating intensity through 
North Warren (Conewango Twp.) resulting in several downed trees and 
damage to residential homes. Damage continued northeast through Scandia 
where a communications tower was knocked down. The tornado weakened as 
it moved north-northeast and produced final damage at Blueberry Hill
Golf Course near Lounsbury Corners.  

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

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Steinbugl/Banghoff

 

Public Information Statement...Corrected Dates
National Weather Service State College PA
1208 PM EDT Mon Apr 15 2019

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN UNION COUNTY...

Location...Buffalo Valley in Union County Pennsylvania
Date...April 15 2019
Estimated Time...1235 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...TBD
Maximum Path Width...TBD
Path Length...1.75 miles
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

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

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in State College PA has confirmed an EF-1
tornado near Buffalo Valley in East Buffalo Township, Union 
County Pennsylvania on April 15, 2019. Initial damage was surveyed
at the Buffalo Valley United Methodist Church with trees
uprooted/snapped and a barn destroyed. Damaged was observed along
Buffalo Road ending before Eastern Industries Quarry. Several
homes sustained minor damage with additional barn roofs blown off. 

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/StateCollege.

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

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Steinbugl

 

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service State College PA
707 PM EDT Tue Apr 16 2019

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SULLIVAN COUNTY...

Location...Dushore in Sullivan County Pennsylvania
Date...April 15, 2019
Estimated Time...1:05 - 1:13 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 MPH 
Maximum Path Width...350 yards
Path Length...10 miles
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

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

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in State College PA has confirmed a
tornado near Dushore in Sullivan County Pennsylvania on April 15,
2019.

A tornado touched down near World's End State Park on State Route
154 and continued northeast into the borough of Dushore. Along its
path, the tornado produced pockets of damage characteristic of
wind speeds greater than 100 miles per hour. Numerous trees were
snapped or uprooted near World's End State Park and in Cherry
Mills. A barn was completely destroyed at Rickety Bridge Farm on 
Happys Road. The tornado did considerable damage to the borough of
Dushore where 7-8 homes suffered moderate damage and numerous
trees were snapped or uprooted. A majority of the copper was
removed from the top a church steeple as well. The tornado lifted
east of US 220 after it passed through Dushore. 

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/ctp/2019April14Severe.

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

$$

Banghoff

 

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service State College PA
200 PM EDT Tue Apr 16 2019

...EF-2 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN COLUMBIA COUNTY...

Location...Benton in Columbia County Pennsylvania
Date...April 15, 2019
Estimated Time...1:00 AM - 1:08 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...115 MPH
Maximum Path Width...300 YARDS 
Path Length...3.8 miles
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...2

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

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in State College PA has confirmed a
tornado near Benton in Columbia County Pennsylvania on April 15, 
2019.

The tornado started near the intersection of O Roy Rd and
Distillery Hill Rd and continued NE into the town of Benton. Nine
trailers off of Everett Street sustained significant damage.
Additionally, about 50 homes and businesses were impacted by
the tornado. One well-constructed home had its roof completely
blown off by winds estimated at 115 mph, reaching low end EF2
strength. The tornado continued northeast across Mill Race Golf 
Course and a small campground before lifting near Raski Road about 
two and a half miles northeast of Benton. 

There were several trees blown down southwest of the tornado
track, which were characteristic of straight line wind
damage. 

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

$$

DeVoir

 

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service State College PA
330 PM EDT Tue Apr 16 2019

...STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED IN MONTOUR COUNTY...

Location...Limestoneville in Montour County Pennsylvania
Date...April 15, 2019
Estimated Time...12:50 AM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100-105 MPH
Maximum Path Width...N/A 
Path Length...N/A
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

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

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in State College PA has confirmed
Straight Line Wind Damage near Limestoneville in Montour County 
Pennsylvania on April 15, 2019.

Several pockets of damage along and north of the Limestone Ridge
in Montour County were surveyed Tuesday afternoon. A single family
home near the intersection of Limestone Rd and Bypass Rd sustained
roof damage. Farther northeast, a barn on Fairview Rd near Delong
Rd was destroyed. Along the damage path, these pockets of more 
severe damage were characteristic of concentrated straight line wind
speeds of 100-105 mph. 

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/ctp/2019April14Severe.

For reference:
Straight-line winds are generally any wind that is not associated
with rotation, used mainly to differentiate them from tornadic 
winds.

$$

Banghoff