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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
456 PM EDT FRI MAY 24 2019

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN CAMBRIA COUNTY...

LOCATION...WESTMONT IN CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...MAY 23, 2019
ESTIMATED TIME...914 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...JUST OVER 1.5 MILES
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR WESTMONT IN CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON MAY
23, 2019.

AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF SUNNEHANNA
COUNTRY CLUB IN WESTMONT AND PROGRESSED SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS
STACKHOUSE PARK AND ALONG MENOHER BOULEVARD TO THE WEST OF 
GRANDVIEW CEMETERY. THE TORNADO LIFTED JUST BEYOND THE SHARP BEND 
ON MENOHER BOULEVARD.

A SWATH OF TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED AS THE TORNADO CROSSED
STACKHOUSE PARK, AND SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ALONG
MENOHER BOULEVARD. 

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE.

FOR REFERENCE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH

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