First Tornado Warning of the
day by NWS WSO Erie, PA.
Here is the Erie,
PA WSR-74C Weather Radar Overlay Image just before this
warning was issued. Before the NWS WSR 88-D Doppler Radar,
radar operators hand drew the radar echos on overlay maps.
This is one of those overlays from May 31, 1985. The tornado
in question, circled in red is the first Albion tornado (Rated
BULLETIN ACTIVATE EBS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ERIE PA
513 PM EDT FRI MAY 31 1985 EXPIRES 530 PM
COUNTIES AFFECTED PA ERIE
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ERIE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING UNTIL
530 PM FOR THESE COUNTIES IN NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA...SOUTHERN ERIE
A TORNADO WAS SIGHTED BY STATE POLICE NEAR PENNSIDE...SOUTH OF ALBION
IN ERIE COUNTY AT 505 PM...MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AT 30 MILES AN