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EF-1 Tornado With Winds Up To 100 MPH Hits Mercer County

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

SANDY LAKE, Pa. (KDKA) - The NWS confirmed an EF-1 tornado tore through Mercer County Wednesday.

The NWS Pittsburgh Storm Survey team confirmed the damage near Sandy Lake Thursday.

The tornado brought winds with speeds up to 100 mph and traveled about a quarter of a mile from 6:20 to 6:21 p.m. Its max width was 90 yards.

The NWS says it's the 23rd tornado in Mercer County since 1950, but the first since the summer of 2019.

No one was hurt.

A cold front brought storms to the Pittsburgh area Wednesday, prompting a Tornado Watch for most of the area and two Tornado Warnings for parts of Butler and Venango counties.

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