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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service PITTSBURGH PA
1002 AM EDT Mon May 27 2019

...NWS CONFIRMS TWO MORE TORNADOES IN INDIANA COUNTY FROM MAY 25TH...

.Burrell Township High Rise Road... 

Start Location...Burrell Township in Indiana County PA
End Location...Burrell Township in Indiana County PA
Date...May 25th 2019
Estimated Time...827pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...around 90 mph
Maximum Path Width...35 yards
Path Length...0.75 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.44945605N/-79.27316W
Ending Lat/Lon...40.451852N/-79.25985575W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A EF1 tornado started in a open field east of State Route 217
before tearing less than 20% of a roof off a house at the
intersection of State Route 217 and High Rise Road. Several bricks
from a single family home were lodged loose and scattered about 
the property. As the tornado tracked east along High Rise road at 
least 20 hardwood trees were either snapped, uprooted, or large 
branches were taken down. Ontop of that, at least 10 softwood 
trees had similar damage of being uprooted, snapped halfway up, or
missing large branches. At the time of the survey, it did not 
appear any of the trees landed along nearby homes that flank both
sides of High Point Road. The storm lifted just as it crossed 
Lear Road, but not before more tree damage was observed. 

These two tornadoes are the 17th and 18th documented tornadoes to
impact Indiana county since 1881. The last recorded tornado in 
Indiana county occurred April 28th 2002.


.Goral Road in Homer City...

Start Location...Goral Road in Homer City in Indiana County PA 
End Location...Circle Drive in Homer City in Indiana County PA
Date...May 25th 2019
Estimated Time...832pm
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...around 70 mph
Maximum Path Width...20 yards
Path Length...150 yards
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.53438765N/-79.21176156W
Ending Lat/Lon...40.53515439N/-79.21153290
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A EF0 tornado touched down near the intersection of Goral Road 
and Coal Road where three softwood trees were uprooted. The storm 
continued east and either knocked down large branches off 
hardwood trees or uproot dead softwood trees. At least ten trees 
sustained damage. 

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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