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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
736 PM EDT THU MAY 30 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/29/2019 TORNADO EVENT...

.LOWER MILFORD TOWNSHIP TORNADO...

START LOCATION...LOWER MILFORD TOWNSHIP IN LEHIGH COUNTY, PA
END LOCATION...MILFORD TOWNSHIP IN BUCKS COUNTY, PA
DATE...MAY 29, 2019 
ESTIMATED TIME...3:14 PM EDT TO 3:21 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...2.3 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.4468/-75.4877 
ENDING LAT/LON...40.4424/-75.4458 
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
A WEAK EF-0 TORNADO DESCENDED TO THE GROUND NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF 
KINGS HIGHWAY AND EAST MILL HILL ROAD IN THE FAR SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF
LOWER MILFORD TOWNSHIP IN LEHIGH COUNTY AROUND 3:14 PM ON WEDNESDAY,
MAY 29TH. THE TORNADO THEN LIFTED AND DESCENDED SEVERAL TIMES AS IT 
TRAVELED IN AN EAST TO SOUTHEAST DIRECTION, CROSSING OVER THE BUCKS 
COUNTY LINE INTO NORTHERN PORTIONS OF MILFORD TOWNSHIP BEFORE LIFTING
THE FINAL TIME NORTHWEST OF SPINNERSTOWN. THE PRIMARY DAMAGE FROM 
THIS TORNADO WAS FALLEN AND SNAPPED TREES ALONG THE 2.3 MILE PATH,
WITH AT LEAST ONE HOME SUSTAINING ROOF DAMAGE FROM A FALLEN TREE.  

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 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EXTENDS ITS THANKS TO THE LEHIGH COUNTY 
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THERE ASSISTANCE IN THIS SURVEY.


* 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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