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NOUS41 KPHI 011648

National Weather Service MOUNT HOLLY NJ
1148 AM EST Tue Dec 1 2020

Montgomeryville, Montgomery County Tornado


Start Location...Montgomeryville in Montgomery County, PA
End Location...Montgomeryville in Montgomery County, PA
Date...November 30, 2020
Estimated Time...3:47 PM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length... 0.5 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.232546, -75.236494
Ending Lat/Lon...40.23972, -75.23589
* Fatalities...None
* Injuries...None

An EF-0 tornado touched down immediately east of the Route 309 
(Bethlehem Pike) northbound onramp to the 202 Parkway in 
Montgomeryville, PA around 347 PM.  As the tornado crossed the 
Parkway, two small trees were uprooted on its northbound side. 
Outdoor wooden picnic benches and tables at the Texas Roadhouse 
restaurant were picked up and tossed a few hundred feet, breaking 
the front window of the nearby but now shuttered Noboru 
restaurant.  Circulation associated with this tornado then pulled 
air-handling equipment from the roof of this restaurant and tore 
off siding from the northeastern edge of the building.  Six to 
eight cars in the nearby parking lots of both the Texas Roadhouse 
and Noboru restaurants were shaken and/or tossed as the tornado 
moved through, and branches of numerous small trees in the area 
were snapped.  Several metal light posts were also bent at the 
base in and round these parking lots as a result of the wind 
and/or flying debris, and the poles supporting two stop signs 
were bent and dislodged as well.  A supporting pole to the 
entranceway of the Staybridge hotel was also damaged as the 
storm’s circulation moved by.  As the tornado continued to travel 
in a northeasterly direction, the circulation slowly weakened, 
with some minor roof damage to the Costco building. After less 
than one minute on the ground, the tornado lifted just north of 
Upper State Road, in the vicinity of a local quarry.

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.