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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
234 PM EDT TUE AUG 11 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR WEST SUNBURY IN BUTLER COUNTY WESTERN
PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...WEST SUNBURY IN BUTLER COUNTY WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...08/10/2015
ESTIMATED TIME...945 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...60 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.55 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.9961N / -79.9084W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.9993N / -79.8998W
* 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 PITTSBURGH PA HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR WEST SUNBURY IN BUTLER COUNTY WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
ON 08/10/2015.

A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A FIELD SOUTHWEST OF WEST SUNBURY
JUST OFF STATE ROUTE 308.  THE TORNADO TRAVELED NORTHEAST AND TOOK
OFF A ROOF AT A SERVICE STATION.  THE STORM LIFTED A CARPORT
ADJACENT TO SERVICE STATION 40 YARDS AND PLACED IT IN THE FRONT YARD
OF THE RESIDENCE.  THE STORM CROSSED OVER STATE ROUTE 308 AND
DESTROYED A DECK FROM A HOUSE.  IT THEN CONTINUED TO TRAVEL
NORTHEAST AND UPROOTED TWO LARGE TREES ALONG NORTH WASHINGTON ROAD.
WHEN THE STORM TRACKED WEST OF STATE ROUTE 308 THERE WERE NUMEROUS
TREES AND LARGE LIMBS THAT WERE DOWN BECAUSE OF THE HIGH WINDS.
THREE TREES WERE UPROOTED AS WELL.  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
PITTSBURGH WOULD LIKE TO THANK BUTLER COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY
SERVICES FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/PITTSBURGH AND ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS.

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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