Tornado Summary for 2017 (subject to change).

The Spring/Summer storm season rocked the Northeast this year, causing multiple damaging thunderstorms and tornado warnings. Here is a summary of the tornado reports for the 2017 season so far as released by the NWS Pittsburgh:

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 151 PM EDT Mon May 8 2017

…Multiple Tornadoes Confirmed on 05/01/2017…

OVERVIEW: A survey team on Saturday confirmed two additional tornadoes in Clarion/Forest Counties in western Pennsylvania. These two are in addition to the four previously confirmed in Butler and Clarion Counties, bringing the total tornado count for this storm event to six. This document summarizes the six tornadoes that were surveyed in order by time of occurrence.

…Tornado Confirmed Near Prospect in Butler County in western Pennsylvania…

Location…Prospect in Butler County western Pennsylvania
Date…05/01/2017
Estimated Time…230 pm to 231 pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…80-85 mph
Maximum Path Width…50 yards
Path Length…2.9 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon…40.911N / 80.076W
Ending lat/Lon…40.926N / 80.025W
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0

 

 

Tornado Confirmed along Eldorado Road in Butler County…

Location…Eldorado Road in Butler County western Pennsylvania
Date…05/01/2017
Estimated Time…256 pm – 257 pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…65-70 mph
Maximum Path Width…50 yards
Path Length…0.4 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon…41.092N / 79.732W
Ending lat/Lon…41.097N / 79.729W
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0

Tornado Confirmed near Wentlings Corners in Clarion County…

NOTE: This is a newly-confirmed tornado.

Location…Wentlings Corners in Clarion County in western Pennsylvania
Date…05/01/2017
Estimated Time…309 pm – 310pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…70-75 mph
Maximum Path Width…75 yards
Path Length…1 mile
Beginning Lat/Lon…41.189N / 79.553W
Ending lat/Lon…41.195N / 79.538W
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0

Tornado Confirmed along Route 36 in Clarion County…

Location…Route 36 in Clarion County in western Pennsylvania
Date…05/01/2017
Estimated Time…325 pm – 326pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…80 mph
Maximum Path Width…100 yards
Path Length…0.6 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon…41.331N / -79.255W
Ending lat/Lon…41.335N / -79.246W
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0

Tornado Confirmed in Cook Forest in Clarion County…

NOTE: The previous statement incorrectly referenced Allegheny National Forest. The tornado occurred in Cook Forest State Park.

Location…Forest Road in Clarion County in western Pennsylvania
Date…05/01/2017
Estimated Time…327pm – 328pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…70-75 mph
Maximum Path Width…75 yards
Path Length…0.75 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon…41.331N / -79.224W
Ending lat/Lon…41.337N / -79.212W
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0

Tornado Confirmed near Newmansville in Clarion and Forest Counties…

NOTE: This is a newly-confirmed tornado.

Location…Pine Hollow Road in Clarion County to Guitonville Road in Forest County in western Pennsylvania
Date…05/01/2017
Estimated Time…327 pm – 331pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…90-100 mph
Maximum Path Width…100 yards
Path Length…2.4 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon…41.408N / 79.355W
Ending lat/Lon…41.438N / 79.339W
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0

Tornado Confirmed Near Shippenville in Clarion County in western Pennsylvania…

Location…Shippenville in Clarion County in western Pennsylvania
Date…06/19/2017
Estimated Time…552 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…80 MPH
Maximum Path Width…60 Yards
Path Length…0.75 Miles
Beginning Lat/Lon…41.304N / -79.520W
Ending lat/Lon…41.305N / -79.509W
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0

Multiple Tornadoes Confirmed on June 23 2017…

Tornado 1: Lone Pine Tornado

Location…Lone Pine in Washington County western Pennsylvania
Date…June 23 2017
Estimated Time…319 pm – 323 pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…90 MPH
Maximum Path Width…250 yd
Path Length…3.3 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon…40.104N / 80.171W
Ending Lat/Lon…40.101N / -80.115W
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0

Tornado 2: Cheat Lake Tornado

Location…Cheat Lake in Monongalia County northern West Virginia
Date…June 23, 2017
Estimated Time…555 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…85 MPH
Maximum Path Width…200 Yards
Path Length…475 Yards
Beginning Lat/Lon…39.660N / 79.853W
Ending Lat/Lon…39.661N / 79.848W
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0

Tornado 3: Southern Monongalia Tornado

Location…Approximately 10 miles south of Morgantown in Monongalia County West Virginia
Date…June 23 2017
Estimated Time…747 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…95 mph
Maximum Path Width…75 yards
Path Length…250 yards
Beginning Lat/Lon…39.495N / 79.930W
Ending Lat/Lon…39.496N / 79.928W
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0

Tornado Confirmed Near Fombell to Lancaster Township in Beaver/Butler County Western Pennsylvania…

Location…Fombell to Lancaster Township in Beaver/Butler County Western Pennsylvania
Date…Jul 10, 2017
Estimated Time…357 – 401 pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…70 MPH
Maximum Path Width…75 yd
Path Length…3.2 mi
Beginning Lat/Lon…40.828N / 80.189W
Ending lat/Lon…40.842N / 80.131W
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0

Tornado Confirmed Near Rimersburg in Toby Township in Clarion County Western Pennsylvania…

Location…near Rimersburg in Toby Township in Clarion County western Pennsylvania
Date…July 11, 2017
Estimated Time…645 – 648 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…75 MPH
Maximum Path Width…250 yards
Path Length…1 mile
Beginning Lat/Lon…41.077N / 79.566W
Ending lat/Lon…41.072N / 79.548W
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0

This information can also be found on our website at http://weather.gov/pittsburgh.

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