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NWS Verifies Tornado Damage in Millstone Township

Monday, October 18, 2021 @ 12:10 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

246168901_4209911279119268_1764482979472133660_n-CROPPEDELK CO., Pa. (EYT) – The National Weather Service in State College confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Elk County on Saturday morning.

(Photo courtesy of Sigel Volunteer Fire Department.)

According to a release issued on Sunday evening by the National Weather Service office in State College, the agency conducted a tornado survey in Millstone Township, Elk County.

The survey revealed that an EF-1 tornado snapped and uprooted multiple trees on River Road about 0.5 mile southwest of Gregg Hill Road in Millstone Township on Saturday around 8:08 a.m.

After a review of the damage – radar and firsthand accounts – the National Weather Service classified the tornado as an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with speeds up to 90 MPH and a maximum path width of roughly 260 yards. The tornado was on the ground for approximately one minute and the maximum path length was .64 miles.

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Officials say that while most of the damage was evident of EF-0 winds of 75-85 mph, although there were some large, healthy trees snapped, indicative of EF-1 strength winds around 86-90 mph. Other notable damage included a tree that fell onto a cabin.

“This is the same tornado that impacted Clear Creek State Park in Jefferson County with EF-0 damage,” said officials in the release.

According to officials, one injury was reported, but no details were released.

The public information statement on the damage survey can be viewed here.

RELATED:

Tornado Hits Clear Creek State Park; NWS Investigating Possible Tornado in Millstone Township


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