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Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
233 PM EDT Tue Jun 20 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Shippenville in Clarion County in
western Pennsylvania...

Location...Shippenville in Clarion County in western Pennsylvania
Estimated Time...552 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 MPH
Maximum Path Width...60 Yards
Path Length...0.75 Miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.304N / -79.520W
Ending lat/Lon...41.305N / -79.509W
* 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.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh PA has confirmed a
tornado near Shippenville in Clarion County western Pennsylvania
on 06/19/2017.

A weak tornado touchdown occurred Monday evening along
Millerstown Road in Elk Township Clarion county. There were
several reported sightings of a funnel cloud along with one
person confirming it reached the ground. The only structural
damage was to outbuildings and barns with sheet metal roofs.
Hardwood trees were used to determine the rating as numerous trees
were uprooted or snapped along the north side of Millerstown
Road. The storm tracked across Millerstown Road just east of the
598 postal address and uprooted and snapped several additional
trees before lifting just prior to reaching Pine City Road. This
is the 5th tornado to impact Clarion county so far this year. From
1950 through 2016 there were eight documented cases of tornadoes
in Clarion county, with the strongest being an EF2 on June 1st
1954 and July 19th 1996. The total number of tornadoes from 1950
through 2017 (so far) is 13. Additional severe weather history for
our region can be found at

The National Weather Service would like to thank Clarion County
Office of Emergency Services for their assistance with this

This information can also be found on our website at

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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