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Friday, May 4, 2012

NWS Confirms Tornado On Ayers Hill Near Coudersport In Potter County

  Tornado confirmed on Ayers hill! (this would be the 30 foot camper that landed on the vehicle) The camper
 damaged all three cars on the Maurer property.   Thanks to Erikka Sue Long for sharing this with us.
The National Weather Service in State College, PA, has confirmed that a small tornado occurred near Ayers Hill in Potter County, Pennsylvania on May 2, 2012.

A team from the NWS and Potter County emergency management surveyed the wind damage in the Ayers Hill area on May 4. The tornado began near the intersection of Cherry Tree Lane and First Fork Road...SR 3003... just west of Ayers Hill. The tornado then moved east northeast intermittently touching down for about a half mile before lifting near Gates Hill Road.

A large trailer was turned over by the wind damaging two vehicles. Four homes sustained minor roof damage with two roofs partly torn off. About 30 trees were downed or damaged. Several witnesses saw a funnel cloud prior to the tornado and there was report of a vehicle blown off the Road.

This information can also be found on our website at weather.Gov/ctp.

Location... Ayers Hill in Potter County Pennsylvania
Date... May 2, 2012
Estimated time... around 9:15 PM EDT
Maximum EF-scale rating... EF0
Estimated maximum wind speed... 75 mph
Maximum path width... 25 yards
Path length... one half mile

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.


Nay Sayer said...

How in the heck do you see and identify a funnel cloud when it is pitch black out at 10 pm at night?????

Anonymous said...

The lightning was quite rapid and very bright. That's how! Duh!

Anonymous said...

Heard also that a couple of homes got hit with lightening about the same hour that the tornado hit.

Anonymous said...

Hey "Nay Sayer", Where were you when all of this happened? I bet you weren't anywhere near where this happened, were you?

Anonymous said...

The weather service has ways ...

Now, since it was determined to be a tornado, the insurance company will have to pay the claims(s).

Anonymous said...

wow i live on ayers hill i kept saying wow that sounds preety bad lol and yes the lighting was bad and very bright