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417 NOUS41 KCTP 262123 PNSCTP PAZ059-270130- Public Information Statement National Weather Service State College PA 523 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017 ...EF0 Tornado confirmed in Lebanon County... Location...Avon in Lebanon County Pennsylvania Date...07/22/2017 Estimated Time...7:40 pm EDT Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...65 MPH Maximum Path Width...25 Yards Path Length...0.1 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 Avon in Lebanon County Pennsylvania on July 22, 2017. The tornado briefly touched down near Short Road just south of Birch Road, and traveled to the east-northeast. Damage was very limited, restricted to one large tree, and several other limbs from nearby trees. Several loose objects and patterns in the vegetation indicated a convergent pattern to the wind. Tornado determination was made based on several eyewitness reports, and several videos of the tornado. The tornado was on the ground for less than a minute. 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. $$ PAJ is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.