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NOUS41 KPBZ 242311

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
711 PM EDT Sat Jun 24 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Morgantown in Monongalia County West

Location...Morgantown in Monongalia County West Virginia
Date...June 23, 2017
Estimated Time...747 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95mph
Maximum Path Width...75 yards
Path Length...250 yards
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.495N / -79.930
Ending lat/Lon...39.496N / -79.928W
* 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 Morgantown in Monongalia County West Virginia on
June 23, 2017.

Although there was sporadic damage about 350 yards to the
southwest on the opposite ridgeline, the focused path of
concentrated tree damage began along a valley and continued up to
the top of the next ridgeline. Several dozen hardwood trees were
uprooted, with isolated trees being snapped several feet high.
Toward the end of the path, the damage showed clear indications of
convergent rotation. Appreciation is extended to Monongalia
County Emergency Management for their cooperation with the survey

Additional tornado surveys and results will be completed on

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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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