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|Northern Cumberland Tornado
Sept 28th, 2006
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
958 AM EDT FRI SEP 29 2006
..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
0450 PM TSTM WND DMG CHAMBERSBURG 39.93N 77.66W
09/28/2006 FRANKLIN PA EMERGENCY MNGR
911 CENTER REPORTED TREES AND WIRES DOWN IN THE
VICINITIES OF CHAMBERSBURG, GREEN CASTLE AND ST.THOMAS. A
HOME CAUGHT FIRE DUE TO AN UNCONFIRMED LIGHTNING STRIKE.
0510 PM TORNADO 3 NE HOGESTOWN 40.26N 77.00W
09/28/2006 CUMBERLAND PA EMERGENCY MNGR
EMA DIRECTOR REPORTED THAT SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY
A POSSIBLE TORNADO NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SR 944 AND
LANDS GAP RD. NEAR THE BORDER OF SILVER SPRING AND HAMDEN
TOWNSHIPS. THE UNCONFIRMED TORNADO IS BELIEVED TO HAVE
CROSSED I-81 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 58 AND 59.
0540 PM TSTM WND DMG RED LION 39.90N 76.61W
09/28/2006 YORK PA EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES DOWN IN RED LION
0612 PM TSTM WND DMG EPHRATA 40.18N 76.18W
09/28/2006 LANCASTER PA COUNTY OFFICIAL
911 CENTER REPORTED TREES AND POWER POLES DOWN ON ROUTE
0630 PM HEAVY RAIN 5 SE EAST PETERSBURG 40.04N 76.30W
09/28/2006 M2.10 INCH LANCASTER PA TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER MEASURED RAIN AT ROHERSTOWN, 3 MILES WEST OF
LANCASTER. RAIN FELL BETWEEN 515 AND 630 PM. WIND WAS
ESTIMATED AT 55 MPH AT 615 PM.
|Storm Damage Survey Report
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
434 PM EDT FRI SEP 29 2006
...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...
...F1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY ON THURSDAY...
A NATIONAL WEATHER SURVEY TEAM ALONG WITH CUMBERLAND COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONFIRMED A SHORT-LIVED TORNADO OCCURRED IN
SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP OF NORTHEAST CUMBERLAND COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON SEPTEMBER 28.
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT ONE AND HALF MILES NORTH OF
HOGESTOWN NEAR DEWALT DRIVE AND MOVED RAPIDLY NORTHEAST OVER THE
CONODOQUINET CREEK. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN OVER
INTERSTATE 81 AND A THIRD TIME NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 944
AND LAMBS GAP ROAD ABOUT A MILE WEST OF MT. ZION BEFORE
THE TORNADO PATH LENGTH WAS NEAR 3 MILES WITH A DAMAGE WIDTH OF
ABOUT 100 YARDS. THE MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS WERE 80 TO 90 MPH PLACING
THE TORNADO IN THE F1 CATEGORY. THE TORNADO BEGAN ABOUT 505 PM AND
LASTED SEVERAL MINUTES.
FIVE STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED INCLUDING A GARAGE...HOUSE...AND
BARN. DOZENS OF TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN AS WELL. IN SPITE OF THE
DAMAGING WINDS...NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. SEVERAL EYEWITNESSES
SIGHTED THE TORNADO AND THE SMALL FUNNEL WAS CAPTURED ON A VIDEO
COOP Rainfall Totals
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Surface map 18:00 UTC
KCCX radar image at 20:42 UTC just prior to damage in the Chambersburg area.
KCCX radar image at 20:57 UTC around the time the tornado occurred northeast of Wertzville
KCCX SRM display of weak circulation at 20:57 UTC around the time of a
tornado that occurred northeast of Wertzville
2006 Weather Events/Features:
- Mini Severe Weather Event (Bow Echoes), March 13th.
- Hail Storms of April 3rd
- May 1st, 2006 - Tussey Mountain Wildfire
- May 30th, 2006 - Severe Pulse Thunderstorms
- May 31st, 2006 - Severe Pulse Thunderstorms, take #2
- June 1st, 2006 - Flash Flooding in York County
- June 2nd, 2006 - More Flash Flooding and Severe Weather in York County
- June 9th, 2006 - Severe Thunderstorms - Hail and Wind
- June 22nd, 2006 - Widespread Severe Thunderstorms
- Flooding of Late June 2006 - Widespread Flooding
- July 9th, 2006 - More Severe Pulse Thunderstorms
- July 10th, 2006 - Anti-Cyclonic Mesocyclone over Elk County
- July 18th, 2006 - Hail and Wind Producing Storms
- July 27th, 2006 - Hail and Wind Producing Storms
- August 25-26th, 2006 - Long-Lived Supercells
- September 1-2, 2006 - Rain from the remnants of TS Ernesto
- September 28th, 2006 - Severe Thunderstorms, including F1 Tornado in Cumberland County
- November 16th, 2006 - Severe Thunderstorms
- December 1st, 2006 - Severe Thunderstorms, including F1 Tornado in Dauphin County
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