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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
458 PM EDT FRI SEP 28 2012

...MULTIPLE TORNADOES CONFIRMED ON SEP 27 2012...

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR EIGHTY FOUR IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...EIGHTY FOUR TO 1 MILE SE GAMBLES
DATE...SEP 27 2012 
ESTIMATED TIME...357 PM TO 400 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 TO 85 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...1.5 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.186N 80.136W 
ENDING LAT/LON...40.205 80.124W
* 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 PITTSBURGH PA HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR EIGHTY FOUR IN WASHINGTON COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON SEP
27 2012.

A CONCENTRATED DAMAGE SWATH WAS ENCOUNTERED ALONG ROUTE 519 IN
EIGHTY FOUR TO ALONG BROWNLEE ROAD NEAR GAMBLES. DAMAGE CONSISTED
OF SNAPPED AND UPROOTED HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES...DESTRUCTION
OF SMALL OUTBUILDINGS AND MODEST SHINGLE REMOVAL ON A STRUCTURE. A
CAR WAS BLOWN ONTO ITS SIDE ALONG ROUTE 519 DURING THE TORNADO.
DAMAGE EXHIBITED A CYCLONICALLY CONVERGENT PATTERN AS THE TRACK
ADVANCED NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD. THIS TORNADO ALSO WAS CONFIRMED BY
VIDEO SUBMITTED TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH EXTENDS ITS
APPRECIATION TO WASHINGTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND
TO THE PUBLIC FOR THEIR EYEWITNESS REPORTS OF THIS EVENT.

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

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.

&&

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR WEST MIFFLIN IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...WEST MIFFLIN TO 1 MILE NNE WEST MIFFLIN
DATE...SEP 27 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...444 PM TO 445 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING... EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 TO 80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH... 75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH... ONE-QUARTER MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.367N 79.864W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.371N 79.862W
* 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 PITTSBURGH PA HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR WEST MIFFLIN IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON SEP
27 2012.

DAMAGE TO TREES WAS NOTED ALONG AND SOUTHWEST OF GRANT AVENUE
EXTENSION IN WEST MIFFLIN. SOFTWOOD TREES AND LARGE HARDWOOD TREE
LIMBS WERE SNAPPED AND DRAGGED. CEMETERY HEADSTONES WERE BLOWN
OVER. THE EXPOSED FRONT PORCH OF A HOME ALONG GRANT AVENUE
EXTENSION WAS UPLIFTED AND DEPOSITED ON THE ROOF OF THE HOME.

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

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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