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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
519 PM EDT FRI MAY 4 2012

...SMALL TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR AYERS HILL IN POTTER COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA ON MAY 2...

LOCATION...AYERS HILL IN POTTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...MAY 2 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...AROUND 915 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...25 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...ONE HALF MILE
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS CONFIRMED
THAT A SMALL TORNADO OCCURRED NEAR AYERS HILL IN POTTER COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA ON MAY 2 2012. A TEAM FROM THE NWS AND POTTER COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SURVEYED THE WIND DAMAGE IN THE AYERS HILL
AREA ON MAY 4. THE TORNADO BEGAN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CHERRY
TREE LANE AND FIRST FORK ROAD...SR 3003...JUST WEST OF AYERS HILL.
THE TORNADO THEN MOVED EAST NORTHEAST INTERMITTENTLY TOUCHING DOWN
FOR ABOUT A HALF MILE BEFORE LIFTING NEAR GATES HILL ROAD.

A LARGE TRAILER WAS TURNED OVER BY THE WIND DAMAGING TWO VEHICLES.
FOUR HOMES SUSTAINED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE WITH TWO ROOFS PARTLY TORN
OFF. ABOUT 30 TREES WERE DOWNED OR DAMAGED. SEVERAL WITNESSES SAW
A FUNNEL CLOUD PRIOR TO THE TORNADO AND THERE WAS REPORT OF A
VEHICLE BLOWN OFF THE ROAD.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/CTP.

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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