Juniata County Storm Damage Report - 6/16/22
INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE, PA 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. NOTE: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS Storm Data.