Hurricane Ivan September 18-19, 2004
Flood and Tornado Damage Pictures across Juniata County
Damage from tornados across Juniata county
Residents record high river levels during the storm
Damage from tornados across Juniata county
Damage from tornados across Juniata county
Damage from tornados across Juniata county
Damage from tornados across Juniata county
Damage from tornados across Juniata county

Juniata County Wind Damage Area
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Juniata County Tornado Damage Tracks
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
556 PM EDT TUE SEP 21 2004

...TWO TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN JUNIATA COUNTY...

A SURVEY TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMED TWO
SEPARATE TORNADOES IN JUNIATA COUNTY TODAY.  THE TORNADOES OCCURRED
FRIDAY NIGHT IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION
IVAN. 

THE FIRST TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE TOWN OF DENHOLM AND WAS
LIKELY INFLUENCED BY THE STEEP TERRAIN OF THE AREA.  THE DAMAGE...IN
THE FORM OF DOWNED TREES...COULD BE EASILY SEEN FROM ROUTE 333. ABOUT
100 TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN WITH THIS TORNADO. THE PATH WAS
APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE LONG AND ABOUT 75 YARDS WIDE. THE TORNADO
OCCURRED AROUND 905 PM FRIDAY AND LASTED ONLY A MINUTE OR TWO. THIS
TORNADO WAS RATED F1 ON THE FUJITA SCALE WITH WINDS APPROACHING 85
MPH. 

THE SECOND TORNADO WAS NEAR THE TOWN OF ARCH ROCK AND DOWNED TREES
WERE VISIBLE ALONG TOWNSHIP ROAD 527. THE LENGTH OF THIS TORNADO WAS
APPROXIMATELY 4.5 MILES LONG AND WAS ABOUT 100 YARDS WIDE. IN
ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...DOWNBURST WINDS WERE ALSO OBSERVED IN A
MUCH WIDER SWATH.  DAMAGE WAS MAINLY CONFINED TO TREES BEING KNOCKED
DOWN...HOWEVER SEVERAL STRUCTURES HAD MINOR DAMAGE AND SEVERAL CORN
FIELDS WERE FLATTENED. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 910
PM FRIDAY NIGHT AND LASTED UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 913 PM. THIS TORNADO
WAS ALSO RATED F1 ON THE FUJITA SCALE WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AT 85 MPH.


THE SURVEY TEAM ALSO FOUND WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH 
STRAIGHT LINE WINDS FURTHER EAST ON TOWNSHIP ROUTE 527 NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 235 NORTH OF MCALISTERVILLE. IN THIS AREA WELL
OVER 300 TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN AND SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED DAMAGE
FROM FALLING TREES. WIND SPEEDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 90 MPH IN
THIS AREA. 

THERE WERE NO KNOWN INJURIES OR DEATHS. 

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ONDREJIK