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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
650 PM EDT Sat Oct 16 2021


.Shippingport, PA...

Start Location...Shippingport in Beaver County Pennsylvania
End Location...Shippingport in Beaver County Pennsylvania
Date...October 16 2021
Estimated Time...606am - 607am eastern
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 mph
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...1 mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.629N / -80.428W
Ending Lat/Lon...40.631N / -80.411W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

A EF0 tornado touched down in the town of Shippingport early
Saturday morning before daybreak. The damage was located on 
second avenue with three trees being uprooted. The tornado 
traveled east and blew the roof off a pavilion behind the 
Shippingport municipal building then continued to uproot and tear 
off large branches until it lifted before reaching Shippingport
Hill Road.

.Monaca - Freedom...

Start Location...Monaca in Beaver County Pennsylvania
End Location...Freedom in Beaver County Pennsylvania
Date...October 16th 2021
Estimated Time...616am - 618am eastern
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 mph
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...2 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.674N / -80.270W 
Ending Lat/Lon...40.689N / -80.235W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

A second tornado touched down in the Jackson ave area of Monaca
then continued east uprooting hardwood and softwood trees. A car
windshield was damage due to a tree falling on it on the
aforementioned street. Tree damaged was visible along Elkhorn 
road with numerous hardwood trees down. A mobile home lost its 
roof due to the storm. There was a brief lull in the damage as the
tornado crossed the Ohio river into Freedom. The damage quickly 
picked upped with damage observed on 4th avenue. The worse damage 
was observed on this side of the river, which is why it was given 
a EF1 rating. Scatted down trees and large branches were visible 
as you head up 9th avenue extension into New Sewickley Township. 
At the top of the hill and points east along Harvey Run Road at 
least 30 trees were uprooted. There was no structure damage 
observed outside the awning of a front porch in the city of the 
Freedom that was displaced due to a tree falling on it. 

These are the 19th and 20th confirmed tornadoes in our county
warning area so far this year. We also have to inspect damage in
Butler and Jefferson counties Pennsylvania Sunday. There is also
an ongoing survey in eastern Ohio as well, thus the yearly tally
will likely increase. 

The National Weather Service would like to thank Beaver County
Emergency Services for all their assistance this afternoon. 

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.