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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service State College PA
818 PM EDT Tue Apr 23 2019


Location...Lewistown in Mifflin County Pennsylvania
Date...April 19, 2019
Estimated Time...7:57 PM EDT to 8:05 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon...40.5313, -77.6139
End Lat/Lon...40.5943, -77.5711
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...115 mph
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...4.5 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 Lewistown in Mifflin County Pennsylvania on April
19, 2019.

The tornado first touched down near the reservoir off of Minehart
Road, south of Route 103 in Granville. Several hundred trees were
felled and snapped in a path around a mile long extending to the
north. This was the the most intense of the damage occurred, where
winds were estimated at 115 mph. 

The tornado then jogged to a more northeasterly direction, moving
through Riverside Campground. Several dozen large trees were snapped
and uprooted. Several trailers were destroyed by falling trees, and
one trailer was flipped.

The tornado weakened, but continued into Lewistown where the next
visible damage occurred. Several large trees were uprooted, while 
another had a trunk snapped along Grand Street, and the roof of
Brooklyn Fire station was partially removed. 

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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