Limerick, PA F3 Tornado – July 27, 1994

At 1145 EST, a quick-hitting F3 hit parts of Montgomery County, PA. The official path is only 2 miles. The tornado paralleled Limerick Road on its western side and moved right over a housing development called “The Hamlet”. It was a newer development. Per Storm Data, “Of the 27 inhabited houses, 4 were leveled, 16 were damaged beyond repair, 1 under construction was destroyed and only 7 remained liveable. Damage in this development alone was $2 million.”

Canton, IL F3 Tornado – July 23, 1975

Fujita researched this tornado family and the influence that microbursts may have had on them. Per Grazulis, “Professor Fujita’s mapping of the Canton tornado family shows how microbursts and/or other downburst-type winds move the tornado from side to side and may influence its intensity. Microburst m2 might have caused the break in the path. Otherwise the event might have been a single tornado. Microburst m6 might have caused the tornado to intensify. Both deaths were in that area.” (Grazulis, 1178)

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