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Straight Line Thunderstorm Wind Damage Found In Hawley Pennsylvania Of The Poconos From Storms Thursday Night June 21st

A National Weather Service Storm Survey Team found a swath of wind damage in Hawley Pennsylvania from straight-line thunderstorm winds. this storm damage occurred from 635 PM EDT to 645 PM EDT Thursday June 21st, 2007.

The pattern of wind damage was consistent with EF-1 tornado damage, on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The damage, which was mainly uprooted and snapped healthy red oak trees 5 to 10 inches in diameter, indicated that maximum wind speeds were between 95 and 100 mph.

The damage area was about 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide and the path of the damage was about 1 mile. The wind damage began just to the northwest of the Wallenpaupack Intermediate School and continued southeast through the Oak Hill development, to Bear Run Road, and ended in the Pennsylvania State Gamelands Number 183.

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Trees downed. Click for a larger view.
Trees downed.
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Roof damage and trees downed.
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Trees downed.

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