NWS Considering Storm Survey To Determine If Tornado Touched Down

October 3, 2018

SCRANTON — The National Weather Service at Binghamton said today that no decision as been made whether they will do a storm survey to determine if a tornado touched down in Lackawanna County on Tuesday.

“We’ll continue gathering reports and make a determination if we send someone out to survey the damage,” meteorologist Bryan Greenblatt said.

Powerful thunderstorms ripped through Northeast Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. Sightings of a funnel cloud in Spring Brook Twp. touched off speculation a tornado had touched down.

Firefighters with Spring Brook Twp. Volunteer Fire Company reported seeing the funnel cloud near Station 53, located along state Route 690.

Volunteer firefighter Chuck Fick captured on video the funnel cloud elongating toward the ground, exclaiming it “sounds like a train” and “this is crazy.”

Greenblatt said the NWS will likely make a decision to do a storm survey at some point today.

Check back for updates.

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