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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
422 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Near Pine Bank in Greene County
southwestern Pennsylvania...

Location...Near Pine Bank in Greene County southwestern
Estimated Time...423 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 MPH
Maximum Path Width...250 yards
Path Length...1.5 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.7580N / -80.2871W
Ending lat/Lon...39.753N / -80.269W
* 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 Near Pine Bank in Greene County southwestern
Pennsylvania on 08/22/2017.

The tornado touched down on the border of Gilmore and Wayne
Townships along Holy Hill Road. Tree damage was observed with
several softwood trees snapped at the trunk. The tornado
continued to move east-southeast and took nearly the entire roof
off a house. It also ripped the deck completely off the house,
which was attached with metal straps. A piece of the deck became a
projectile and was driven into the windshield of a vehicle. The
winds also lifted up an approximately 35 pound battery in front of
a camper and placed it 20 yards across the property. The tornado
then continued down a valley toward Oak Forest Road where it
eventually lifted. In the valley numerous hardwood trees were
snapped at the trunk along with a few of them being uprooted.

The survey continued into northern parts of Monongalia county,
however no evidence was found of any tree damage south of the
town of Brave, PA.

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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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