Posted by on August 19, 2021 3:48 pm

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tornado confirmed in valley view schuylkill county ef0

National Weather Service has confirmed it was a tornado that touched down in Valley View on Wednesday afternoon.

NWS says it was an EF-0 tornado with peak wind speed at 65 mph.

On its 75-yard path, the tornado touched down at 12:46 p.m. Wednesday near W. Main and Broad streets in Valley View and ripped through an apple orchard.

Several trees were felled and the weak twister caused damage to several roofs in the area.

NWS estimates the tornado was about 10 yards around at its widest point.

No one was injured as a result of the tornado.

EF Scale for Tornadoes

The Enhanced Fujita (or EF) scale is used to measure severity of tornadoes.

Wednesday’s tornado in Schuylkill County registered as the weakest of tornadoes, at EF-0, with winds between 65-85 mph.

The scale ranges up to an EF-5, with max wind speeds more than 200 mph.

Here’s video captured by Kortnee Wagner, who tells us she whipped her phone out just in time to capture the twister.

Photo submitted: Kortnee Wagner

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