National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
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.