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More than a dozen tornadoes descended on Pennsylvania Tuesday

By Jesse Ferrell
10/22/2018, 2:04:10 PM

UPDATE 10/6/2018: 19 tornadoes have now been confirmed in this outbreak, with 14 of those in Pennsylvania. There are now four EF-2s in PA.

Further updates will be provided here when available.

ORIGINAL BLOG 10/5/2018:

Pennsylvania had at least 13 tornadoes Tuesday, breaking the October Pennsylvania tornado record, making Oct. 2 the fourth-highest tornado day ever in the state and establishing a 2018 number the same as the number of tornadoes in Oklahoma for the year so far. The photos and videos of the twisters and their damage are unique, containing fall foliage colors. Three of the tornadoes were also EF-2 strength.

Only seven EF-2 tornadoes were ever reported in Pennsylvania in October, the most recent was 1992. If you add up all the Pennsylvania October tornadoes, the number is the same (13) as the number that occurred Tuesday. In fact, only two months featured more tornado warnings than the ones issued Tuesday (32).

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