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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
249 PM EDT FRI AUG 9 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED 2 MILES EAST OF RALPHTON IN SOMERSET COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...2 MILES EAST OF RALPHTON IN SOMERSET COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...AUGUST 7 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...APPROXIMATELY 720 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70-80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...0.5 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.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO 2 MILES EAST OF RALPHTON IN SOMERSET COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
ON 08/07/13.

A STORM SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN QUEMAHONING TOWNSHIP SOMERSET
COUNTY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 2 MILES EAST OF RALPHTON NEAR
HORNER CHURCH ROAD. MINOR DAMAGE OCCURRED TO ONE HOME AND ONE BARN
ROOF WAS PARTIALLY BLOWN OFF. 25-30 TREES WERE ALSO DOWNED OR
DAMAGED. THANK YOU TO THE SOMERSET COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER AND
THE STOYSTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE DURING THE
SURVEY.

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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