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Severe Storms July 29, 2011

EF1 Tornado Confirmed near Honesdale in Wayne County Pennsylvania

  • Location: Honesdale in Wayne County Pennsylvania
  • Date: July 29, 2011
  • Estimated time: 4:44 to 4:46 PM EDT
  • Maximum ef-scale rating: EF1
  • Estimated maximum wind speed: 90 MPH
  • Maximum path width: 160 yards
  • Path length: 0.7 miles
  • Beginning lat/lon: 41.5779n / 75.2899w
  • Ending lat/lon: 41.5717n / 75.2805w
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Injuries: 0
Summary Tornado touched down near West Locust Avenue and Route 6 just west of Honesdale. Primary damage was to numerous trees which were uprooted and snapped. One home was damage and a shed was destroyed by trees falling. Minor damage to other homes and buildings occurred such as shingles blown off and objects tossed. Trees and debris were in a very convergent pattern indicative of a tornado. Some of the shingles were found on the upwind side of the storm. The tornado moved southeast across the Lackawaxen River and weakened as it moved up the hill on the other side.
Tree damage near Honesdale, PA Tree damage near Honesdale, PA

Below is a map showing the approximate path and damage points. You will have to zoom in quite a bit in some locations to view the information.

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in National Weather Service Storm Data.

For reference, the Enhanced Fujita Scale classification can be found here.


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