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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
231 PM EDT Tue Jun 20 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Shippenville in Clarion County in
western Pennsylvania...

Location...Shippenville in Clarion County in western Pennsylvania
Date...06/19/2017
Estimated Time...552 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 MPH
Maximum Path Width...60 Yards
Path Length...0.75 Miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.304N / -79.520W
Ending lat/Lon...41.305N / -79.509W
* 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 Shippenville in Clarion County western Pennsylvania
on 06/19/2017.

A weak tornado touchdown occurred Monday evening along
Millerstown Road in Elk Township Clarion county. There were
several reported sitings of a funnel cloud along with one person
confirming it reached the ground. The only structural damage was
to outbuildings and barns with sheet metal roofs. Hardwood trees
were used to determine the rating as numerous trees were uprooted
or snapped along the north side of Millerstown Road. The storm
tracked across Millerstown Road just east of the 598 postal
address and uprooted and snapped several additional trees before
lifting just prior to the reaching Pine City Road. This is the 5th
tornado to impact Clarion county so far this year. From 1950
through 2016 there were eight documented cases of tornadoes in
Clarion county, with the strongest being an EF2 on June 1st 1954
and July 19th 1996. The total number of tornadoes from 1950
through 2017 (so far) is 13. Additional severe weather history for
our region can be found at weather.gov/pittsburgh/torclimo

The National Weather Service would like to thank Clarion County
Office of Emergency Services for their assistance with this
survey.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/pittsburgh.

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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