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May 31st, 1998 Tornado Outbreak

A tornado of F1 intensity briefly touched down in Old Forge during the evening of Sunday, May 31st, 1998. The tornado skipped along its 30 yard wide path for about a half mile. Several trees were topped and a large tree was uprooted two blocks west of the fire station. The fire house sustained minor roof damage and had some bricks damaged. A cinder block dugout at a little league baseball field two blocks east of the fire station was destroyed.

The circulation in the storm weakened as it moved east. However, another tornado of F0 intensity was spawned and briefly touched down in forest land along Route 348 in Jefferson Township. The path width was approximately 80 yards with a length of 100 yards. Damage was spotty and isolated with a few trees uprooted. One tree was completely defoliated and had its bark removed.

Note on the radar display the part of the storm that moves over and just southeast of Pines Creek.

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