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Public Information Statement...Corrected Falls Date
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
140 PM EDT Fri May 31 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/28/2019 - 05/29/2019 NORTHEAST
PENNSYLVANIA TORNADO AND MICROBURST EVENTS - UPDATE
2...

.EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN FALLS TOWNSHIP...

Start Location...6 SE Tunkhannock in Wyoming County PA 
End Location...2 ENE Falls in Wyoming County PA 
Date...May 28 2019 
Estimated Time...610 PM to 613 PM EDT 
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0 
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph 
Maximum Path Width...75 yards 
Path Length...1.6 miles 
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.4849N / -75.8712W 
Ending Lat/Lon...41.4744 / -75.8440
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...1

...Summary...
A convergent pattern, consistent with a tornado, was evident in a
tall grass field where the tornado first appeared to touch down
near Pine Hill Road in Falls Township. Several small hardwood
trees were snapped on the other side of the road. The tornado 
continued to track southeast, snapping a utility pole on Post Hill
Road and uprooting dozens of hardwood trees on Windy Hill Lane. 
Additional intermittent tree damage was observed in a narrow path 
that ended near Buttermilk Road (likely where the tornado lifted).
A resident on Buttermilk Road, who was outside their house at the
time of the tornado passed through, sustained a minor injury when
hit by debris.

The damage when the tornado was at peak intensity was consistent
with an EF0 tornado with maximum sustained winds near 80 mph.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton would like to thank the
Wyoming County Emergency Management for their assistance with this
storm survey.

&&

.EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SHESHEQUIN AND ROME TOWNSHIPS...

Start Location...4 ENE Ulster in Bradford County Pennsylvania
End Location...2 WSW Rome in Bradford County Pennsylvania
Date...May 28 2019
Estimated Time...450 PM to 457 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100 mph
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...3.2 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.8669 / -76.4306
Ending Lat/Lon...41.8414 / -76.3787

...Summary...
The tornado initially touched down just north of the intersection
of Ghent Hill and Sackett roads, where a convergent pattern was 
noted in a tall grass field. This observation is consistent with a
description provided by the property owner. A trailer was
overturned and pulled several dozen feet into the inflow of the
vortex as the tornado traveled southeastward. Roofing material 
from a barn was lofted over a house and into an area of trees 
located several dozen yards to the southeast of Ghent Hill Road. 
Wind speeds appeared to increase in this area as the width of 
damage decreased, with several hardwood trees snapped. This was 
consistent with wind speeds near 100 mph.

Intermittent damage was noted elsewhere along the damage path,
with trees uprooted or overturned. Additional home damage was 
noted on Lake Road as the tornado moved from Sheshequin to Rome 
Township. Appearing to briefly strengthen once again, the tornado
snapped numerous trees adjacent to a property off Maloney Road. 
Soffit damage and debris-splattered siding was also noted at the 
house on this property. The tornado lifted just west of Dry Run 
road at 5:47 PM.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton thanks Bradford County
Emergency Management personnel with their assistance in conducting
this survey.

&&

.EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN NEWTON TOWNSHIP...

Start Location...5 SW Waverly in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania
End Location...5 SW Waverly in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania
Date...May 28 2019
Estimated Time...618 PM to 621 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph
Maximum Path Width...125 yards
Path Length...0.78 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.4606 / -75.7898
Ending Lat/Lon...41.4537 / -75.7776

...Summary...
At 6:18 PM, a tornado touched down just northwest of the
Countryside Community Church in Newton Township, lifting the roof
off a nearby barn and damaging windows and siding at the church.
The storm traveled southeast toward Newton Ransom Blvd., causing 
damage to several homes, snapping and uprooting trees. The storm 
continued to move southeast toward the Red Barn Village Bed and 
Breakfast, causing additional roof damage, uprooting trees, and 
overturning small structures including sheds.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton thanks Lackawanna 
County Emergency Management personnel with their assistance in 
conducting this survey.

&&

.MICROBURST CONFIRMED IN MADISON TOWNSHIP...

Location...3 W Sterling in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania
Date...May 28 2019
Estimated Time...648 to 650 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph
Maximum Path Width...500 yards
Path Length...0.6 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.3326 / -75.4606
Ending Lat/Lon...41.3280 / -75.4517

...Summary...
Wind damage started near Jubilee Road near Lake Kahagon in Madison
Township. Many trees and power lines were blown down. Several
homes were damaged due to fallen trees. 

The National Weather Service in Binghamton thanks Lackawanna 
County Emergency Management personnel with their assistance in 
conducting this survey.

&&

.MICROBURST CONFIRMED IN ROME AND WYSOX TOWNSHIPS...

Location...2 SW Rome to 2 SSW Rome in Bradford County Pennsylvania
Date...May 28 2019
Estimated Time...457 to 459 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 to 90 mph
Maximum Path Width...400 yards
Path Length...1.5 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.8385 / -76.3801
Ending Lat/Lon...41.8253 / -76.3565 

...Summary...
A microburst began near Dry Run Road, just south of where the 
Bradford County tornado lifted. Trees, mostly hardwood, were 
intermittently snapped and uprooted along the 1.5 mile path. Minor
shingle damage was noted to the roof of a home on Dry Run Road. 
In addition, an unsecured carport was overturned and blown east- 
southeastward on the property. The last tree damage associated 
with this straight-line wind event was observed on the east side 
of PA-187, in far northern Wysox Township.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton thanks Bradford County
Emergency Management personnel with their assistance in conducting
this survey.

&&

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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