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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service State College PA
902 PM EDT Tue May 2 2017

...EF1 Tornado confirmed in McKean County...

Location...Custer City in McKean County Pennsylvania
Date...May 1 2017
Estimated Time...419 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...Three-quarters of a mile
* 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 Custer City in McKean County Pennsylvania on May
1 2017.

An EF1 tornado touched down on the northwest side of the Penn Hills
Country Club and traveled southeastward for approximately
three-quarters of a mile before lifting near the intersection of
Route 770 and Langley Drive. Most of the damage was to trees on the
Penn Hills golf course property, some of which were snapped and
others uprooted.

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.

$$

RG/JL/CE



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