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National Weather Service Storm Survey Team Finds Evidence of 90
mph Straight Line Winds in Susquehanna County from Sunday
At approximately 453 PM EDT Sunday July 13th, a line of
thunderstorms tore through west Lenox producing a swath of wind
damage. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted near Acre Lake. One
tree was split and blown down on a home causing considerable damage
to the structure.
Most of the trees that were blown down or snapped were hardwoods
with diameters between 6 and 10 inches. The winds also blew a porch
roof off a home and deposited it about 100 yards downwind into the
lake. This home and a few others sustained some damage to
shingles, siding and gutters. A dock on the lake which was
anchered into the shore blew free and was found in the middle of the
From the above wind damage, winds are estimated at 90 mph from
this storm. This rates an EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita Damage Scale.
Although this storm was not a tornado it was just as strong as many
of our smaller tornadoes. EF1 damage is consistent with wind speeds
between 86 and 110 mph.
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