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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1054 AM EDT TUE JUN 25 2019


THIS IS A COMPLETE SUMMARY OF THE THREE DOCUMENTED TORNADOES FROM
JUNE 16, 2019 IN THE WFO PITTSBURGH COUNTY WARNING AREA.

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY SUMMARY FOR JUNE 16, 2019...

***NEW SURVEY RESULTS***
.SHARON/FARRELL PA TORNADO (MERCER COUNTY)...

START LOCATION...1 WSW SHARON, PA
END LOCATION...1 S SHARON, PA
DATE...JUNE 16 2019
ESTIMATED TIME...503PM - 505PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.1 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.227N / 80.519W
ENDING LAT/LON...41.222N / 80.498W

...SUMMARY...
A SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED LAST WEEK BY NWS PERSONNEL TO EVALUATE
DAMAGE IN MERCER COUNTY AFTER A TORNADIC STORM CROSSED THE
SHARON/FARRELL PA AREA.

DIRECT DAMAGE PRIMARILY TO TREES WAS NOTED FROM THE OH/PA STATE 
LINE NEAR BELL STREET ACROSS THE SHENANGO RIVER INTO THE TOWNS OF 
SHARON AND FARRELL, PA.

A PENNDOT TRAILER WAS TIPPED OVER EARLY IN THE TORNADO'S TRACK 
INTO MERCER COUNTY. THEREAFTER, DAMAGE WAS WHOLLY TO TREES. TREES
WERE SNAPPED, UPROOTED OR TOPPED ALONG STEWART AVENUE, MALLEABLE
STREET, AND SOUTH OAKLAND AVENUE NEAR GEORGE AND MORRISON STREETS.

A TREE WAS BLOWN DOWN ONTO A HOUSE IN THIS LAST AREA, WHERE THE
ROOF AND BRICK CHIMNEY WERE DAMAGED.

WIND DAMAGE IN MERCER COUNTY WAS CONSISTENT WITH MAXIMUM WIND
SPEED OF 75-80 MPH, WHICH WOULD CATEGORIZE THIS SEGMENT OF THE
TRACK AS EF0. HOWEVER, THIS TORNADO IS A CONTINUATION OF THE EF1
TORNADO TRACK FROM TRUMBULL COUNTY (SEE PNS ISSUED BY NWS
CLEVELAND), AND SO ITS COMPREHENSIVE RATING WILL BE EF1 BASED ON 
THE EARLIER DAMAGE IN OHIO.


***THE FOLLOWING REPORTS WERE CONSOLIDATED FROM PAST PNS
 SUMMARIES***

.PARKER PENNSYLVANIA...

START LOCATION...PARKERS CORNERS IN BUTLER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
END LOCATION...PARKER IN ARMSTRONG COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...JUNE 16 2019
ESTIMATED TIME...618PM - 623PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...400 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.56 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.100N /-79.707W
ENDING LAT/LON...41.088N /79.682W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH CONDUCTED A STORM
SURVEY IN THE PARKER, PA AREA, WHERE AN EF1 TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED.
THE DAMAGE STARTED ON PARKER PIKE ROAD WHERE NUMEROUS HARDWOOD
AND SOFTWOOD TREES (CLOSE TO 100) WHERE EITHER UPROOTED, SNAPPED
AT THE TRUNK, OR BROKEN HALFWAY UP. AS THE STORM MOVED CLOSER TO
THE CITY OF PARKER ON THE BORDER OF ARMSTRONG AND BUTLER COUNTIES,
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS REPORTED AS A STORAGE TRAILER WAS OVERTURNED,
AN EXTERIOR DETACHED GARAGE LOST MOST OF ITS ROOF, AND A WALL 
FROM A TRUCK WASH WAS BLOWN OUT. THERE WAS EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE,
WITH TREES ON HOMES ALONG CENTURY STREET. 

THE STORM LIFTED AS IT APPROACHED THE ALLEGHENY RIVER. THERE WERE
REPORTS OF DOWNED TREES SEVERAL MILES EAST ALONG CONCORD CHURCH 
ROAD IN CLARION COUNTY, WHERE THREE LARGE OAK TREES WERE UPROOTED,
HOWEVER THIS WAS CONCLUDED NOT TO BE A RESULT OF THE TORNADO, BUT
STRAIGHT LINE WIND (GREATER THAN 65 MPH). 

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE ARMSTRONG AND BUTLER COUNTIES' 
DEPARTMENTS OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR THEIR HELP.


.COMMODORE PENNSYLVANIA...

START LOCATION...COMMODORE IN INDIANA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
ESTIMATED TIME...755PM - 757PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.30 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.714N /-78.924W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.715N /-78.919W
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH CONDUCTED A STORM
SURVEY IN THE COMMODORE, PA AREA, WHERE AN EF1 TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED.

DAMAGE STARTED NEAR THE RAILROAD TRACKS PARALLEL TO VANDERBILT 
STREET, WHERE SEVERAL HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED OR
SNAPPED. THIS CONTINUED INTO A WOODED AREA BETWEEN THE RAILROAD 
TRACKS AND WALNUT ROAD TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST. AT LEAST 2 DOZEN 
MORE TREES WERE UPROOTED, SNAPPED HALF WAY UP, OR BROKEN AT THE 
TRUNK. AT THIS POINT, THE STORM PASSED THROUGH A FIELD, THOUGH 
SPORADIC DAMAGE TO TREES WAS NOTED ALONG THE FIELD OPENING AND THE
FOREST. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED OVER WALNUT ROAD, SNAPPING A 
VERY LARGE PINE TREE NEAR THE BASE OF THE TRUNK, AND ALSO TOSSED 
THE TOP OF ANOTHER TREE DOWN A SLOPE NEAR A HOME. MINOR SHINGLE 
AND ROOF DAMAGE WERE NOTED TO THE BARN ADJACENT TO THE AFOREMENTIONED 
HOUSE, WHERE THESE PIECES WERE FOUND BACK SOUTH AND WEST OF THE 
HOME. THE TORNADO LIFTED AT THIS POINT. 


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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