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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service State College PA
529 PM EDT Sat Apr 20 2019


Location...Richvale in Huntingdon County Pennsylvania
Date...April 19 2019
Estimated Time...728 PM to 735 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 mph
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...approximately 5 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 near Richvale in Huntingdon County Pennsylvania on April
19 2019.

The tornado touched down approximately 1.5 miles southwest of 
Richvale along Shade Valley Road and progressed northeastward up 
the valley.

Along the path of the tornado, there were trees snapped or uprooted, 
and there was sporadic damage to barns and the roofs of homes. The 
most significant damage, which was at the high end of an EF1 rating, 
occurred just north of the intersection of Shade Valley Road and Zion 
Road, where a barn was destroyed and numerous pine trees were snapped 
or uprooted.

The tornado tore the roof off of a church shortly before lifting 
just south of the intersection of Shade Valley Road and Allison Road.

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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