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Saturday, October 20, 2012

NWS--EF 1 Tornado Confirmed In Paradise Friday Evening

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN LANCASTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...FERN GLEN TO PARADISE IN LANCASTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...10/19/2012
ESTIMATED TIME...810 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100-110 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...16 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...
ENDING LAT/LON...
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...15

* 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...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS CONFIRMED
THAT A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR FERN GLEN AND TRAVELED NORTHEAST
TO NEAR PARADISE IN LANCASTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON 10/19/2012.

*THE TORNADO DAMAGE WAS SPORADIC AND EMBEDDED WITHIN A LARGER AREA
OF STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE THAT EXTENDED FROM FERN GLEN IN
DRUMORE TOWNSHIP TO PARADISE CITY IN PARADISE TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER
COUNTY. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 810
PM AND LIFTED BACK UP AROUND 820 PM. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS
APPROXIMATELY 16 MILES LONG AND 200 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST
POINT.

*15 INJURIES OCCURRED IN PARADISE PARK WHEN A PAVILION COLLAPSED.

*50 STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED AND SEVERAL BARNS WERE DESTROYED.

*AN ESTIMATED 2000-3000 TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN.

*2 SMALL HIGH TENSION TOWERS WERE KNOCKED DOWN IN BUCK.

*THE LANCASTER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE ESTIMATES 3 TO 5
MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

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

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