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Mahanoy City News

Mahanoy City Tornado: 75 Yards Wide, Lasted 6 Minutes

Twister moved 1.5 miles before lifting.

National Weather Service has provided detailed information on the EF-1 tornado that touched down in Mahanoy City on Monday night.

The tornado, which had peak wind speeds of approximately 90 mph, caused considerable damage around the borough. Luckily, no injuries have been reported.

Mahanoy City Tornado Details

The tornado originated just west of Mahanoy City at approximately 7:38 p.m. and followed a northeast path.

During its brief existence, the tornado traveled 1.5 miles and had a maximum width of 75 yards. It lasted for about six minutes, lifting at 7:44 p.m. after crossing Glendon Road.

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Significant damage was reported along the tornado’s path. Numerous trees were uprooted, and several houses sustained damage to their roofs and siding.

Pieces of wooden debris were tossed into the air, with some resulting in impalements into rooftops.

Mahanoy Area Elementary School also suffered from several broken windows. Electricity was restored to this school on Tuesday evening, according to an update from Mahanoy Area Superintendent Joie Green.

Mahanoy City Tornado By the Numbers
Estimated Peak Wind90 mph
Path Length1.5 miles
Path Width75 yards
Start DateMay 27, 2024
Start Time7:38 PM EDT
Start Location1 W Mahanoy City
End DateMay 27, 2024
End Time7:44 PM EDT
End LocationMahanoy City

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