745  
NOUS41 KCTP 071855  
PNSCTP  
PAZ065-072300-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA  
255 PM EDT THU SEP 7 2017  
   
..STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED IN YORK COUNTY
 
 
LOCATION...YORK COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA  
DATE...07/05/2017  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND SPEED...80 MPH  
 
* 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
 
 
BASED ON A STORM SURVEY CONDUCTED BY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT  
OFFICIALS AND METEOROLOGISTS, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN  
STATE COLLEGE PA HAS CONCLUDED THE DAMAGE ACROSS WESTERN AND  
CENTRAL YORK COUNTY WAS THE RESULT OF STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.  
 
DAMAGE ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA WAS CONSISTENT WITH STRAIGHT LINE  
WIND DAMAGE, WITH DEBRIS ORIENTED IN A FAIRLY UNIFORM WEST-EAST  
DIRECTION. THERE ARE SEVERAL LOCATIONS WHERE IT APPEARS THAT A  
GUSTNADO MAY HAVE FORMED. THIS WOULD BE IN THE WEST YORK AREA  
NEAR THE WEST YORK HIGH SCHOOL AND ON SUMNER ROAD. A GUSTNADO,  
WHILE CONTAINING SWIRLING WINDS, IS NOT FORMED BY THE SAME  
MECHANISM AS A TORNADO, AND CAN FORM ON THE EDGES OF A STRONG  
STRAIGHT LINE WIND EVENT. PEAK WINDS IN THE EVENT WERE ESTIMATED  
AT 80 MPH.  
 
REMEMBER, STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CAN PRODUCE MORE DAMAGE THAN WEAK  
TORNADOES, AND CAN COVER A BROADER AREA.  
 
THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT  
WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE.  
 

 
 
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