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Graphic and summary of the tornado which occurred July 29th, 2021 in Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset County, PA
...NWS Damage Survey for 07/29/21 Tornado near Myerstown...

The National Weather Service in collaboration with the Lebanon County
Department of Emergency Services confirms an EF-0 tornado occurred just
northwest of Myerstown, PA from approximately 5:34 PM EDT through 5:38
PM EDT on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

.Myerstown Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.75 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   60 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             July 29, 2021
Start Time:             5:34 PM EDT
Start Location:         About 4.3 miles NW of Myerstown near Houtztown Rd.
Start Lat/Lon:          40.4295/-76.3523

End Date:               July 29, 2021
End Time:               5:38 PM EDT
End Location:           About 3.7 miles NW of Myerstown near Kutztown Rd.
End Lat/Lon:            40.4263/-76.3389

A tornado developed just northwest of Myerstown, beginning near Houtztown
Road and traveling southeast before ending near Kutztown Road. A children`s
playset was knocked over along with a few trees being uprooted following
a metal gate being destroyed. A portable toilet was thrown about 40 feet
right before a row of corn was flattened, clearly showing a convergent
wind pattern. Farther southeast, a vehicle was displaced a few feet within
a junk yard, prior to the tornado shredding some leaves before lifting just
before reaching Kutztown Road.


EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

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