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Two tornadoes touched down Tuesday in Pennsylvania, National Weather Service says

October 3, 2018

Two tornadoes touched down Tuesday in Pennsylvania, National Weather Service says

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The National Weather Service in Cleveland confirmed two tornadoes touched down Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s Crawford County, just across the Ohio state line. 

The first tornado touched down about 2:30 p.m. near Conneautville and traveled east near Pennsylvania State Route 198, according to the National Weather Service. It damaged a duplex and nursing home, injuring one person. 

The tornado, classified as an EF-2 with maximum wind speeds of about 115 mph, damaged several other structures and knocked down trees before lifting.

Large tornado captured on video near Townville PA in Crawford County PA this afternoon. #OHwx #PAwx #ThisIsCLE #CLEwx #EriePA #NWS #Weather #Ready https://t.co/WhrHE7mLL5— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) October 2, 2018

The second tornado was an EF-1 with wind speeds reaching about 105 mph. It touched down about 3:05 p.m. near Blooming Valley and traveled about 3 1/2 miles.

It uprooted and snapped numerous trees, and at least one home was damaged but no injuries were reported, the National Weather Service said.

Just how rare are tornadoes in October? Very Rare...especially strong tornadoes like EF-2 or higher. In the last 50 years and in a 75 mile radius, there has only been two EF-0, four EF-1, three EF-2, and one EF-3 documented within 10 days of Oct 2nd. #PAwx #OHwx #ThisIsCLE #CLEwx pic.twitter.com/niwZdx6QZQ— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) October 3, 2018

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