INDIANA, Pa. (KNNP) – Residents of Indiana Co. are in an uproar following a determination from the U.S. National Weather Service’s ruling that an EF0 tornado touched down near Penn Run on May 28th, 2019. What is causing the concern is even official NWS employees mentioned that there was no tornado present at the time.
According to official reports from the National Weather Service, an EF0 tornado with a maximum estimated wind speed of 65 MPH was confirmed in the area of Penn Run. The “tornado”, which lasted for a mere 1/4 miles and only 90-feet wide caused minor damage to some persons yards.
“The damage was to a handful of hardwood trees, where large branches were broken and small trees were snapped at the trunk.”
Jared Rackley, a reported meteorologist for the U.S. National Weather Service, commented on several local news media outlets that there was no tornado. An educated meteorologist claims the clouds seen were only a inflow tail, and not a tornado.
The incident has caused a stir on Facebook, with most commentators questioning the National Weather Service.
Radar did not account for any rotation, and trained Skywarn spotters on the ground confirmed no rotation on the scud clouds presented in photos and videos.
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