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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
938 AM EDT Thu Aug 5 2021


Start/End Location...Rural West Finley in Greene County, PA
Date...July 29 2021
Estimated Time...6:00 through 6:05pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 mph
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...2.8 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.962N/80.516W
Ending Lat/Lon...39.932N/80.480W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0


An EF-1 tornado damaged a rural portion of extreme western Greene
County during the early evening of July 29th. The affected area 
was just south of State Gamelands No. 302, in a region of 
rough terrain characterized by dense wooded areas, mixed with open
farm land and gas well production infrastructure.

Damage from this tornado was confined to mainly hardwood trees in
the wooded areas. The tornado snapped a number of small trees, 
uprooted several larger ones, and downed numerous large branches 
over the course of its nearly 3 mile track. The initial damage 
occurred at the bridge crossing Enlow Fork on the Pennsylvania 
side of the MarkWest Majorsville Station. As the storm tracked to 
the southeast, it reached peak intensity along Day Road, where 
considerable tree damage was noted from an adjacent hill, 
extending down into a deep ravine. Several large trees were 
uprooted along with many smaller ones snapped. Sporadic tree 
damage was noted as the tornado moved southeast and crossed Fry 
Hill Road, Scott Hill Road, and finally along the southern spur of 
Day Road once again (just southeast of the Veterans Road fork).

A survey upstream on the West Virginia side yielded no observed 
damage in eastern Marshall county. 

This is the eighth documented tornado to impact Greene County 
since 1950, and is the first since October 2nd 2018. In addition, 
this marks the 8th tornado confirmed within the NWS Pittsburgh 
forecast area from the July 29th outbreak, the most in a single 
event since May 1st 2017, when seven tornadoes were recorded
over northwest Pennsylvania. 

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.