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Active Weather Through Memorial Day

Severe thunderstorms are expected the next two days from the northern and central Plains into the Upper Midwest. These storms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging wind gusts, heavy rain and a few tornadoes. Meanwhile, the dry and parched conditions with gusty winds continue across New Mexico into the southern High Plains and critical fire weather threats are likely. Read More >

 

A tornado moved one mile south of Penfield to seven miles north of Lock Haven.  Ten houses were destroyed or damaged. About 88,000 trees were destroyed in Pennsylvania State Forest land.  In Clinton County, this tornado also took down a large metal fire tower and at least one cabin.  Golf ball size hail fell near Avis.  This tornado carved a 75 mile long path of damage; at times this path was 1.5 miles wide.

Source: NCDC Storm Data: May 1985; Volume 27, Number 5

 

 

The scar from this tornado can still be seen in satellite imagery.  In this Bing map, you can see the scar extending from south of Hollywood, PA to northeast of Jersey Shore, PA.