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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service State College PA
248 PM EDT Thu Oct 4 2018


Location...Southwest of Liberty along the Tioga/Lycoming County 
border Pennsylvania
Date...October 2, 2018
Estimated Start Time...5:03 PM EDT
Estimated End Time...5:08 PM EDT
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.5450N / -77.1782W 
Ending Lat/Lon...41.5361N / -77.1380W
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...115-120 MPH
Maximum Path Width...300 yards
Path Length...2.2 miles
* 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.

The National Weather Service in State College PA has confirmed a
tornado southwest of Liberty along the Lycoming/Tioga County
border in Pennsylvania on October 2, 2018.

Hundreds of trees were felled along the Tioga/Lycoming County 
border. The damage is characteristic of winds of 115-120 mph 
(EF-2 tornado strength). Although the most significant damage was 
observed in Lycoming County, some damage from the tornado occurred 
in extreme southern Tioga County as well. 

To be clear, there was only one confirmed tornado in Tioga/Lycoming
County on October 2, 2018. We apologize for any confusion caused by
previous Public Information Statements. 

This information can also be found on our website at

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