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Juniata County Storm Damage Report - 6/16/22


NWS Damage Survey for 06/16/22 Thunderstorm Wind Event in
Juniata and Perry Counties...

.Juniata County Downburst Winds...

Estimated Peak Wind:    100-110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.3 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   65 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             06/16/2022
Start Time:             08:20 PM EDT
Start Location:         2.3 miles northeast of Mexico
Start Lat/Lon:          40.5449 / -77.309

End Date:               06/16/2022
End Time:               08:22 PM EDT
End Location:           3 miles east/southeast of Mexico
End Lat/Lon:            40.5299 / -77.2972

A long-lived thunderstorm intensified as it moved east of Mexico.
The strongest downburst winds associated with the storm occurred
at the Centre Lutheran Church where the roof of the church was
peeled off from the north. A metal cross on the church`s steeple
was also destroyed, while a pine tree adjacent to the church had a
piece of its trunk snapped off. The storm then continued
southeast across the Juniata River, producing tree damage near the
PFBC Vandyke Hatchery. Additional tree damage was then found
farther southwest along Highway 333 immediately southeast of
Mexico and east of Port Royal, associated with the rear flank
downdraft of the storm.

.Perry County Thunderstorm Wind Damage...

As the above mentioned storm continued southeast across Perry
County, sporadic tree damage occurred west/southwest of Newport
along Gill Hill Road and near Little Buffalo State Park around
8:40 p.m. EDT.

Fallen trees here suggest downburst winds on the order of 70-80 mph.

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.
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