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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service PITTSBURGH PA
823 AM EDT Sun Aug 26 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR AUGUST 21 TORNADO EVENT NEAR BROCKPORT...

Start Location...Brockport in Jefferson County 
End Location...Brockport in Elk County Pennsylvania
Date...August 21st 2018
Estimated Time...410 pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph
Maximum Path Width...300 yards
Path Length...2.5 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.234N/-78.754W
Ending Lat/Lon...41.262N/-78.727W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A ground survey was conducted and found the starting point at 
Fermantown road where three hardwood trees where knocked down. 
The storm headed northeast to Coder road where several homes had 
trees fall on them. One house had a large tree limb pierce 
through ceiling. A large tractor was flipped over. This area had 
the worse property damaged of the entire path. 

As the storm continued northeast crossing into Elk county approximately
30-40 hardwood and softwood trees were snapped just south of 
Howard road. An old shed was severely damaged, but no other 
property damaged was noted. The tornado lifted just north of US 
219 near Shawnut road as large limbs knocked down.

This is the 13th tornado since 1950 to hit Jefferson county and
the 7th EF1 tornado. The last tornado to hit Jefferson county was
four years (2014) ago to the date of August 21st, where two EF0 
tornadoes tracked southeast of Brookville. 

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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