Greencastle Tornado of August 26th, 2012
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Greencastle Tornado of August 26th, 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR GREENCASTLE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...NEAR GREENCASTLE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...8/26/2012
ESTIMATED TIME...1356 EDT
MAXIMUM F-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...6 MILES
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR GREENCASTLE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON
8/26/2012.

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 1:56 PM ON AUGUST 26 2012 ALONG THE
13000 BLOCK OF WILLIAMSPORT PIKE IN ANTRIM TOWNSHIP...WHERE IT BLEW
A ROOF OFF OF A BARN AND MOVED A FARM WAGON. THE PATH OF THE EF0
TORNADO WAS APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT...AND
THE TORNADO PRODUCED SPORADIC TREE AND CROP DAMAGE ALONG ITS
APPROXIMATELY SIX MILE PATH. THE TORNADO FINALLY LIFTED UP AROUND
2:07 PM NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WILLIAMSON AND GUITNER ROADS IN
ANTRIM TOWNSHIP...WHERE IT BLEW PART OF A ROOF OFF OF A HOUSE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/CTP.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

$$

JUNG/EVANEGO
KCCX Storm Relative Motion 1809UTC (209 PM EDT) 26Aug2012
KCCX Storm Relative Motion 1809UTC (209 PM EDT) 26Aug2012

KCCX Reflectivity 1809UTC (209 PM EDT) 26Aug2012
KCCX Reflectivity 1809UTC (209 PM EDT) 26Aug2012


 
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