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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
223 PM EDT Sun Jun 25 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Cheat Lake in Monongalia County
northern West Virginia...

Location...Cheat Lake in Monongalia County northern West Virginia
Date...June 24, 2017
Estimated Time...555PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 MPH
Maximum Path Width...200 YARDS
Path Length...475 YARDS
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.660N/-79.853W
Ending lat/Lon...39.661N/-79.848W
* 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 Cheat Lake in Monongalia County, northern West
Virginia on June 24, 2017.

Focus for damage was in the vicinity of Lakeside Marine and Crab
Shack Caribba. In this area, several docks and two pontoon boats
were thrown across the marina, with the two boats placed upside
down closer to the Crab Shack. Canopies from several of the
docks were strew about, with one wrapped around power lines
behind the marina. Some damage to trees was observed, with large
branches snapped off of hardwoods and a few trees uprooted close
to the lake shore, and several more hardwood and softwood trees
snapped half way up their trunk or uprooted moving eastward up
the hill toward Mont Chateau Estates.

Most of the damage to structures was from fallen trees, but a
portion of the roof of a small establishment next to the marina
and Crab Shack was ripped off and placed westward toward the
lake shore, opposite the storm track.

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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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