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Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
1041 AM EDT Thu May 23 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/19/19 BUCKS COUNTY PA TORNADO...

Start Location...Tinicum Township in Bucks County PA
End Location...Tinicum Township in Bucks County PA
Date...May 19, 2019
Estimated Time...9:51 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length...0.25 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.4929/-75.1404
Ending Lat/Lon...40.4951/-75.1363
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A storm survey team determined a tornado briefly touched down over
the Beaver Valley Campgrounds in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, PA
near Ottsville on Sunday evening. The tornado tracked from southwest
to northeast across the property for approximately one quarter of a
mile with a maximum path width of about 100 yards. The tornado was
on the ground for approximately one minute. Dozens of trees were
uprooted with several trees snapped in a manner consistent with
tornadic winds. The tornado reached its maximum width and intensity
near the end of its path where three camping trailers were
significantly damaged by fallen trees. Fortunately, no injuries were
reported as a result of this tornado.

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 event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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Kruzdlo/O`Brien/Staarmann


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