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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
252 PM EDT SAT JUN 18 2016

...Multiple Tornadoes Confirmed on 06/16/2016...

...Tornado Confirmed Near Westover in Monongalia County West
Virginia...

Location...Westover in Monongalia County West Virginia
Date...06/16/2016
Estimated Time...449 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 MPH
Maximum Path Width...350 yards
Path Length...0.2 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.649460
Ending lat/Lon...-80.075203
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

A weak tornado tracked west of Morgantown during the late
afternoon hours on Thursday June 16th. Mostly snapped and uprooted
hardwood trees were noted from the survey along Sierra Farm Road
west to Gallus Road. The winds blew out several windows of a
residence on Sierra Farm Road while stripping the roof of most of
its shingles. The last observed tornado in Monongalia county was
July of 2008 when a EF1 tornado moved across the southern part of
the county. This is the 7th reported tornado to affect Monongalia
County and 6th EF0 tornado since 1950.

* 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 Pittsburgh PA has confirmed a
tornado near Westover in Monongalia County West Virginia on
06/16/2016.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/pittsburgh and on our social media channels of
Facebook and Twitter.

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.

&&

...Tornado Confirmed in Dunbar Township Fayette County...

Location...Dunbar Township in Fayette County Pennsylvania
Date...06/16/2016
Estimated Time...442 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 MPH
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length.....less than one mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.9626
Ending lat/Lon...-79.6770
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

A weak tornado moved across parts of Ladys Lane onto Airway Inn
Road in Dunbar Township during the late afternoon hours Thursday.
Over 80 trees were downed and uprooted due to the strong winds.
Two trees fell onto a house on Ladys Lane. The last reported
tornado in Fayette county was on July 30th 2008 in the extreme
southeastern part of the county. Much like this one...a west-
southwest track was observed. This is the 11th reported tornado to
hit Fayette county and the 5th EF0 tornado.

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/pittsburgh and on our social media channels of
Facebook and Twitter.

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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