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EF1 Tornado Confirmed Near Jessup in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania, November 17, 2010

  • Location: Jessup in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania
  • Date: November 17 2010
  • Estimated Time: 2:30 AM EST
  • Maximum EF-scale rating: EF1
  • Estimated Maximum Wind Speed: 95 MPH
  • Maximum Path Width: 150 yards
  • Path Length: 2 miles
  • Beginning Latitude/Longitude: 41.46 N / 75.56 W
  • Ending Latitude/Longitude: 41.48 N / 75.54 W
  • Fatalities: None
  • Injuries: None


The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY has confirmed a tornado near Jessup in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania on November 17, 2010.

A tornado touched down in Jessup Pennsylvania around 2:30 AM EST on November 17th, 2010. The tornado first touched down near Jessup Auto and crossed the Casey Highway doing considerable damage to the Jessup Youth Association Park. This included damage to bleachers, and a few buildings. There were also trees uprooted and snapped in and around this park. A dumpster was also blown onto its side and about 20 feet from its original position. The tornado then blew out a wall on an auto repair shop and removed shingles from a home. The tornado continued up a hill and went through St. Michael`s Cemetery. The tornado uprooted and snapped many trees along its path and tore off portion of the roof of Lamination Incorporated in Archibald Pennsylvania where it finally lifted.

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

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

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