Warren County Tornadoes of May 28th, 2013
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Warren County Tornadoes of May 28th, 2013
A survey team consisting of National Weather Service and Warren County Emergency Management Officials looked at storm damage. The storms occurred on the evening of May 28th, 2013. Two separate but widespread areas of damage were deemed to have been made, at least in part, by tornadoes.

See the following preliminary information from the damage survey team. Look below for a radar image of the tornado-producing storm near Scandia, and for a plot of where the tornadoes occurred.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
635 PM EDT WED MAY 29 2013

...TWO TORNADOES CONFIRMED ON MAY 28 2013 IN WARREN COUNTY...

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR MATTHEWS RUN IN WARREN COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...MATTHEWS RUN IN WARREN COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...MAY 28 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...ABOUT 928 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF- SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...ONE QUARTER MILE BEGINNING
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...
A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND WARREN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED A SMALL TORNADO OCCURRED JUST WEST OF BROWN
HILL ROAD IN SUGAR GROVE TOWNSHIP MOVING EAST FOR A MINUTE BEFORE
LIFTING UP WEST OF THE ROAD. THE SMALL EF0 TORNADO WAS EMBEDDED IN
AREA OF STRAIGHT LINE WINDS WHERE ABOUT 100 TREES WERE KNOCKED
DOWN AND UPROOTED. ABOUT 4 HOMES AND A CHURCH HAD MINOR DAMAGE
WHILE AN OUTBUILDING WAS DAMAGED AND ANOTHER ONE DESTROYED.

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

&&

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR SCANDIA IN WARREN COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA

LOCATION...SCANDIA IN WARREN COUNTY PA
DATE...MAY 28 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...AROUND 1000PM TO 1008 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...4 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...
A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND WARREN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED A SIGNIFICANT TORNADO OCCURRED IN PINE
GROVE AND ELK TOWNSHIPS. THE TORNADO BEGAN WEST OF COLE HILL ROAD
ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF RUSSELL AND MOVED EAST NORTHEAST WITH
INTERMITTENT TOUCHDOWNS TO NEAR MACKS CORNERS BEFORE LIFTING. TWO
HOMES HAD MINOR DAMAGE. ABOUT 500 TREES WERE SNAPPED OR DOWNED IN
ABOUT A 4 MILE INTERMITTENT PATH.

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/BUDD


Warning plot from the evening of May 28th, 2013
Warning plot from the evening of May 28th, 2013

KBUF SRM 0.5 at 0155UTC 29May2013 (955 PM EDT 28May 2013), showing tight rotation couplet near touchdown sites close to Scandia, Priest Hollow, and Macks Corners (Warren County, PA)
KBUF SRM 0.5 at 0155UTC 29May2013 (955 PM EDT 28May 2013), showing tight rotation couplet near touchdown sites close to Scandia, Priest Hollow, and Macks Corners (Warren County, PA)


 
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