NWS Releases Findings on Nine Tornado’s that Struck the Philly Region
The National Weather Service (NWS) beginning on Saturday and ending Sunday evening released details of the tornadic evens that struck the Philadelphia region Thursday.
The service said it sent out five teams throughout the region to investigate damages.
There were a total of nine tornado’s in the Mt. Holly, New Jersey, Philadelphia forecast region the service said.
The Somerton,(Philadelphia Bensalem /Trevose tornado is the event that caused the most damage to property of residential homes and businesses, said NWS.
Peak winds topped out at 140 MPH, with the tornado touching down first in Somerton at 7:04 p.m and ending in Bensalem eight minutes later, covering 3.5 miles and a 530 yard width with a EF 3 rating.
A video posted to YouTube by Danny Adivo shows from a distance the Bensalem/Trevose video as it twists its destructive path.
Two additional tornado’s touched down in Bucks County assessors for NWS said.
The first in Plumstead Township at 5:40 covering a little more than 2.5 miles, and ending five minutes later, NWS said. The “supercell storm cycled” giving birth to the third tornado hitting ground in New Hope, the service said. The first of the two was rated a a EF-1 tornadic event with the second rated a EF-2 with peak gusts of 120 mph traveling 6.4 miles over a 15 minute period beginning at 5:59 p.m.
The report, said NWS officials is preliminary, and subject to a final review.
To read the detailed report for each of the nine tornado’s click here