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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1214 PM EDT WED MAY 29 2019

...NWS CONFIRMS TORNADO IN PENN RUN IN INDIANA COUNTY ON MAY 28TH...

.PENN RUN IN INDIANA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA...

START LOCATION...
END LOCATION...PENN RUN IN INDIANA COUNTY
DATE...MAY 28TH 2019
ESTIMATED TIME...345 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...30 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.25 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.6131N/-79.0317W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.6117N/-79.0272W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CONFIRMED A WEAK EF0 TORNADO FROM
MAY 28TH IN THE PENN RUN AREA OF INDIANA COUNTY. THERE WERE 
PICTURES AND SIGHTINGS OF A FUNNEL CLOUD WITH THIS STORM AS IT 
MOVED THROUGH CENTRAL INDIANA COUNTY. THE DAMAGE WAS TO A HANDFUL
OF HARDWOOD TREES, WHERE LARGE BRANCHES WERE BROKEN AND SMALL 
TREES WERE SNAPPED AT THE TRUNK. THE BEGINNING AND ENDING POINTS 
WERE ESTIMATED SINCE THEY WERE LOCATED IN AN OPEN FIELD. 

THIS IS THE 16TH TORNADO TO IMPACT INDIANA COUNTY SINCE 1950 AND 
THE THIRD TORNADO SINCE SATURDAY TO HIT THE COUNTY. 

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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