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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service State College PA
131 PM EDT Wed May 3 2017

...EF1 Tornado confirmed in Elk County...

Location...Dahoga in Elk County Pennsylvania
Date...May 1 2017
Estimated Time...408 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 mph
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...One and three-quarters 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 a
tornado near Dahoga in Elk County Pennsylvania on May 1 2017.

An EF1 tornado touched down in the vicinity of Dahoga and Twin
Lakes in Elk County the afternoon of May 1, 2017. This tornado
knocked down numerous trees in a rural area. A second vortex with
a shorter path length produced additional tree damage about 100
yards east of, and nearly parallel to, the main damage path.

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.

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RG/JL/CE



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