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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service PITTSBURGH PA
541 PM EDT Wed Jun 19 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JUNE 16 2019 TORNADO EVENT...

.Commodore Pennsylvania...

Start Location...Commodore in Indiana county Pennsylvania
Estimated Time...7:55pm-7:57pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 mph
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...0.30 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.71394N /-78.92376W
Ending Lat/Lon...40.71550N /-78.91951W
* Fatalities...None
* Injuries...None

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh conducted a storm
survey in the Commodore, PA area where a EF1 tornado was confirmed.

Damage started near the railroad tracks parallel to Vanderbilt Street, where 
several hardwood and softwood trees were uprooted or snapped. This continued 
into a wooded area between the railroad tracks and Walnut Road to the 
east-northeast. At least 2 dozen more trees were uprooted, snapped half way up, 
or broken at the trunk. At this point, the storm passed through a field, though 
sporadic damage to trees was noted along the field opening and the forest. The tornado 
then crossed over Walnut Road, snapping a very large pine tree near the base of 
the trunk, and also tossed the top of another tree down a slope near a home. Some 
minor shingle and roof damage was noted to the barn adjacent the aforementioned 
house, where these pieces were found back south and west of the home. 
The tornado lifted at this point.  

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 event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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