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Monday, April 18, 2011

From the National Weather Service


This just in:

NOUS41 KCTP 182022 PNSCTP PAZ065-190030-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA 422 PM EDT MON APR 18 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED ABOUT 2 MILES WEST OF YORK IN YORK COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...2W YORK IN YORK COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA DATE...APRIL 16 2011 ESTIMATED TIME...8:20 PM EDT MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS PATH LENGTH...JUST UNDER ONE-HALF MILE BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.967703 / -76.779524 ENDING LAT/LON...39.970876 / -76.771306 FATALITIES...0 INJURIES...2

...SUMMARY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS NOW CONFIRMED A TORNADO IN WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP IN YORK COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON APRIL 16 2011.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...ALONG WITH THE YORK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND PEMA...CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY OF WIND DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED ON THE WEST SIDE OF YORK SATURDAY EVENING. ALTHOUGH AN INITIAL ASSESSMENT CONCLUDED A MICROBURST HAD OCCURRED...A DETAILED REVIEW COMPLETED TODAY HAS NOW DETERMINED THAT A SMALL TORNADO DID TOUCH DOWN IN WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP.

THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN JUST NORTH OF BROUGHER LANE WHERE DAMAGE TO TREES...WIRES...AND SEVERAL OUT-BUILDINGS OCCURRED. SOME MINOR DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES ALSO OCCURRED IN THIS AREA. THE TORNADO DAMAGED A CANOPY ON A GAS STATION AND TWO BILLBOARDS AT THE CORNER OF CARLISLE ROAD AND BROUGHER LANE AS IT TRAVELED NORTHEAST. AFTER CROSSING CARLISLE ROAD...MORE TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED. A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF A ROOF WAS REMOVED OFF A BUSINESS AND BLOWN ACROSS BROUGHER LANE NEAR HAVILAND ROAD.

THE TORNADO THEN LIFTED...BUT BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN AT THE WEST MANCHESTER MALL. SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED. AT THE MALL ITSELF...A LARGE 40X40 FOOT SKYLIGHT WAS LIFTED AND BLOWN ACROSS THE ROOF OF THE MALL...WHERE ADDITIONAL ROOF DAMAGE OCCURRED.

THE TORNADO WAS ABOUT 200 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT...AND HAD A TOTAL PATH LENGTH OF JUST UNDER 1/2 MILE. MAXIMUM WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 85 MPH...RATING THE TORNADO AS A HIGH END EF0.

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.

I'd like to point out that it was brave Comix Connection Counter Monkey Steve who was manning the fort when the tornado took the 40' X 40' skylight off the roof RIGHT BESIDE THE STORE! Way to go Steven, you are now a veteran Comix Connection Counter Monkey! Congrats!

We should be open tomorrow folks, so come on in!

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3 Comments:

At 4/18/2011 5:58 PM, Blogger Steve said...

You need to give Steve his tornado survival merit badge.

 
At 4/18/2011 7:05 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I was thinking an "I SURVIVED WEST MANCHESTER MALL DEATH TORNADO 2011" T-shirt...

 
At 4/18/2011 7:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Props to Steve...

 

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