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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service State College PA
523 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

...EF0 Tornado confirmed in Lebanon County...

Location...Avon in Lebanon County Pennsylvania
Estimated Time...7:40 pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...65 MPH
Maximum Path Width...25 Yards
Path Length...0.1 mile
* 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 State College PA has confirmed a
tornado near Avon in Lebanon County Pennsylvania on July 22, 2017.

The tornado briefly touched down near Short Road just south of
Birch Road, and traveled to the east-northeast. Damage was very
limited, restricted to one large tree, and several other limbs
from nearby trees. Several loose objects and patterns in the
vegetation indicated a convergent pattern to the wind.

Tornado determination was made based on several eyewitness
reports, and several videos of the tornado.

The tornado was on the ground for less than a minute.

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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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