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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service State College PA
729 PM EDT Sat Aug 5 2017

...EF1 Tornado confirmed in Fulton County...

Location...Needmore in Fulton County Pennsylvania
Date...August 4 2017
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...1.5 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
that a tornado touched down near Needmore in Fulton County
Pennsylvania on August 4, 2017.

The NWS survey team will complete a more thorough narrative on
this event upon returning to the office this evening.

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.

$$

BL/CE



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