SPC Stats

Path length: 12.52 miles

Width:  500 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

Rating:  EF2

County:  Luzerne, Lackawanna

5 tornadoes were confirmed across parts of the northeast on February 25, 2017.  The strongest moved through parts of NE PA.  It was given a rating of EF-2.  There were no fatalities or injuries.

This tornado developed in Plains Township (Luzerne County) near Bald Mountain Road. It tracked a total of 12.52 miles (7.12 miles in Luzerne County and 5.40 miles in Lackawanna County). Extensive damage occurred to a metal horse barn and 2 homes. A varying degree of damage occurred to 28 other homes. Over a thousand trees were knocked down along the path. Per the NWS Survey, “hardest hit areas were Bald Mountain Road in Plains Township, Suscon, Chapel, and Baker Roads in Pittston Township, and along Glendale Road in Pittston and Spring Brook Township in Lackawanna County.” Max wind were estimated at 120 mph along Bald Mountain Road.

Tornado Path

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SPC coordinates:  Start: 41.2525 / -75.4638   End:  41.3991 / -75.6235      

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.

Damage Photos via the NWS Binghamton Summary

Destroyed barn
Insulation and debris in yard
Debris and trees strewn in yard
Example of projectile impaling exterior wall
Truck crushed by tree
House covered in fallen trees



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