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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
539 PM EDT Wed May 16 2018

...NWS CONFIRMS EF1 TORNADO AND SEVERAL VIOLENT DOWNBURSTS
IN WAYNE COUNTY PA FROM STORMS ON TUESDAY MAY 15 2018...

A storm survey crew of meteorologists from the National
Weather Service in Binghamton NY has confirmed a tornado
and several violent downbursts in Wayne County Pennsylvania
from the severe storms on Tuesday May 15. The survey is
ongoing and more detailed information will be made available
on Thursday.

Tornado Start Location...2 E of Waymart in Wayne County PA
End Location...2 E of Waymart in Wayne County PA
Date...Tuesday May 15 2018
Estimated Time...310 PM
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...86 to 110 mph. Preliminary.
Maximum Path Width...Approximately 200 yards.
Path Length...Less than a half mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...Around 41.5898/-75.3708.
Ending Lat/Lon...Around 41.5898/-75.3708, to be determined.
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

In addition to the tornado in Canaan Township near Waymart,
several violent downbursts have been confirmed in Waymart
through Honesdale areas. Damage within the downburst areas
are consistent with straight-line winds as high as 100-110
mph. This includes a swath of 60-70 trees uprooted or
snapped in the Honesdale cemetery with additional numerous
trees at a golf course and near Prompton State Park. The
survey is ongoing and additional areas of damage may be
identified. Further details will be provided on Thursday
May 17.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

* The information in this statement is preliminary and
subject to change pending final review of the events and
publication in NWS Storm Data.

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