Snowstorm hits one day after rare January tornado

FRENCH CREEK TOWNSHIP — The National Weather Service rarely conducts tornado surveys in the snow. In fact, Fred McMullen, a meteorologist from the weather service Pittsburgh office, said Tuesday’s storm was just the sixth recorded January tornado in Pennsylvania since record-keeping began in the early 1950s. “This time of year we’re usually thinking salt and…

‘It went by so fast’: Mercer County man saw rare winter tornado touch down

NEW LEBANON, Pa. (WYTV) – The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday that a second tornado hit our area on Tuesday. This one was in New Lebanon in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Wednesday morning, the NWS surveyed the damage. Only the seventh recorded January tornado for Pennsylvania, an EF-1 bounced along Smith Road just north of New…

Pa. tornado traveled nearly 3 miles, mostly damaged trees: National Weather Service

The rare January tornado that touched down in western Pennsylvania on Tuesday mostly damaged trees. National Weather Service in Pittsburgh announced findings from a survey team that assessed the damage in the tornado’s aftermath. The tornado, categorized as an EF-1, touched down about 2 miles north of New Lebanon in Mercer County. It had maximum…

Rare January Tornadoes Touch Down in Ohio and Pennsylvania

Separate EF1 tornadoes touched down in northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania on Tuesday, a rarity for the month of January in both states. The Ohio tornado was photographed near Bazetta Township, about 50 miles east-southeast of downtown Cleveland on Tuesday morning. According to a National Weather Service damage survey, the tornado had a 4.5 mile…

See this ‘winter tornado’ that spun through Ohio ahead of a snowstorm

SALT LAKE CITY — A “winter tornado” struck the town of Cortland, Ohio, surprising residents who said they’ve never seen a tornado before. Emily Kwiecinski saw the tornado outside her window and yelled to her family to get underground. “I’m from Simi Valley, California, I’ve never seen a tornado,” she told the Cortland Tribune Chronicle.…

EF-1 tornado confirmed in southern Kentucky

TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) — The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado caused damage Monday in Trigg County, Kentucky. Trigg County Emergency Management reported the National Weather Service surveyed the damage Wednesday and determined the twister had peak winds of 90 miles per hour. It was estimated to be 0.6 miles long and…

Weather service confirms two tornadoes touched down in southern Indiana New Year’s Eve

DOGWOOD, Ind. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a second tornado struck southern Indiana on New Year’s Eve. It says the EF-1 twister with estimated peak winds of 105 mph touched down Monday afternoon in Spencer County, damaging at least three homes, mostly to their roofs and fascia. A detached garage was destroyed…

No violent tornadoes reported in US in 2018, first time since 1950

In a year that saw a pair of destructive hurricanes and a massive winter storm, there was one thing that did not touch down in 2018: a single violent tornado. Tornadoes are rated on a scale from EF-0 to EF-5, with 5 being the strongest with winds of over 200 mph and “incredible,” damage, according…