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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
442 PM EDT TUE JUN 9 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR GOWEN CITY IN NORTHUNMBERLAND COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...GOWEN CITY IN NORTHUNMBERLAND COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...06-08-2015
ESTIMATED TIME...340 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...20 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...100 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.739N / -76.547W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.738N / -76.544W
* 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 GOWEN CITY IN NORTHUNMBERLAND COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON
06-08-2015.

AN EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES SOUTH OF GOWEN
CITY IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY. SEVERAL TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN ON
THE NORTH SIDE OF MAHANOY CREEK JUST EAST OF ROUTE 125.

ADDITIONAL TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED NORTH OF THE TORNADO PATH
ALONG STATE ROUTE 125...INCLUDING MULTIPLE TREES DOWN IN A
DIVERGENT PATTERN AND TREES ON WIRES DUE TO DOWNBURST WINDS.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/CTP.

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.

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GRUMM/GARNTER/EVANEGO



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